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BREAKING: Spurs Legend Tim Duncan Joining Gregg Popovich’s Coaching Staff

Tim Duncan Gregg Popovich San Antonio Spurs

The Big Fundamental will join Popovich on the Spurs bench.

Photo courtesy of AP/Eric Gay

A former San Antonio Spurs legend will return to the team for the 2019-20 NBA season. Five-time NBA champion and 15-time All-Star Tim Duncan will join head coach Gregg Popovich’s staff next season.

Literally nicknamed “The Big Fundamental,” Duncan was one of the most consistent and savvy players of his generation, helping him play at a solid level into his late-30s. He’s basically a guarantee to make the Basketball Hall of Fame next year after his historic 19-year NBA career, all with the Spurs.

Duncan joins a very strong coaching staff under one of the sport’s greatest head coaches of all-time. He’ll join Becky Hammon, the first female assistant coach in NBA history, under Popovich’s coaching tree. Hammon also became the first woman to ever interview for an NBA head coaching position last offseason.

Spurs fans can’t wait to see Duncan back on the sidelines as he’ll have plenty to teach the current roster. Along with Hammon and Popovich, San Antonio should have one of the best coaching staffs in basketball next season.

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