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Popovich jokingly says Duncan ‘tough to manage’ in retirement

Gregg Popovich continues to give the newly retired Tim Duncan grief over his still-to-be determined role with the San Antonio Spurs. And this time around, the usually curmudgeonly coach jokingly suggested Duncan is even more difficult now that his playing career is done. Days after suggesting Duncan’s job title with the Spurs might as well be “Coach of Whatever He Wants to...
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What the NBA (and world) looked like before Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan

June 14, 1995: The Houston Rockets just finished off a sweep of the mighty Orlando Magic and repeated as NBA champions. That was the night of Rudy Tomjanovich's famous "never underestimate the heart of a champion" speech. The Houston Rockets walked off the floor at the Summit as back-to-back champions while the young Orlando Magic walked off as a probable dynasty in the making. ...
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Gregg Popovich: Tim Duncan will choose own role with Spurs

Though he’s retired from playing, Tim Duncan will still be involved with the San Antonio Spurs this season. According to coach Gregg Popovich, Duncan’s role will essentially be whatever he wants it to be. Pop says Duncan will have an official role with Spurs this season: "Coach of Whatever He Wants to Be." — Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) September 26, 2016 Duncan has...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Resting star players in the NBA has become more prominent, but that’s not a bad thing

The NBA’s seen a meteoric rise in DNP-Rests in the past couple seasons from star players such as LeBron James and Tim Duncan. Sitting a team’s most productive player may seem like a middle finger to fans paying exorbitant dollar amounts to see them, but it’s benefits are unquestioned. In a piece from Tom Haberstroh of, he presents data from Masaru Teramoto, a University...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki would prefer to go out like Tim Duncan rather than Kobe Bryant

Dirk Nowitzki knows he’s nearing the end of his NBA career, and he has an idea of how he’d like to go out. Nowitzki spoke to SI’s Beyond the Baseline podcast and when asked if he’d rather go out like Kobe Bryant or Tim Duncan, the Mavs' big man had an interesting response. “You know, I loved the way Kobe went out … with a 60-point game? That’s so Kobe like,” Nowitzki...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs expect Duncan to join front office at some point

Tim Duncan’s playing career with the Spurs has come to an end, but that does not mean he is going to become a ghost in San Antonio. According to Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News, the Spurs anticipate that Duncan will re-join the team at some point in a front office role. Most in the organization think Duncan will eventually join the franchise in a full-time capacity...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Financial adviser who cost Duncan millions indicted for fraud

Professional athletes make a lot of money, which seems great at first glance, but can be a pain to deal with during their careers and long after they retire. Many people would love to have a life like Tom Brady, Mike Trout or LeBron James. All three and many more athletes like them make millions upon millions of dollars playing sports and being spokespersons for companies. While...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Duncan suing real estate company over doctored image

Former San Antonio Spurs big man Tim Duncan didn’t necessarily make many enemies during his 19-year career in the NBA. Seen as a gentle giant, Duncan endeared himself to teammates and foes alike with an unassuming personality and a respectful manner. Less than a month into retirement, Duncan is apparently in the midst of creating a foe in the courthouse. The five-time NBA champion...
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July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

21 things you didn’t know about Tim Duncan

The writing was on the wall for the San Antonio Spurs. At the end of the third quarter of Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals, they trailed the Oklahoma City Thunder by 26 points. They had lost three of their last four games vs OKC and found themselves overwhelmed by the size and physicality of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and, most surprisingly, Enes Kanter. On the...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Tim Duncan retired because ‘it wasn’t fun’

Future NBA Hall of Famer Tim Duncan had a great reason to retire after 19 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs. “I started not enjoying myself as much. It wasn’t fun as much,” Duncan said in an interview with Tim Grifin of My San Antonio. “When it’s not fun anymore, I’m done.” Well, there isn’t anything else that needs to be said. Basketball is a game, after...
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July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

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