Tim Duncan Brought in by San Antonio Spurs as New Assistant Coach
Everything has come full circle.
“It is only fitting, that after I served loyally for 19 years as Tim Duncan’s assistant, that he returns the favour,” Spurs head coach and president of basketball operations Gregg Popovich joked.
On Monday, the San Antonio Spurs announced that they will be hiring Duncan, a Spurs legend and lifer as an assistant coach. A 15-time All-Star and 5-time NBA champion, Duncan spent 19 seasons with the Spurs, cracking the postseason each year under Popovich’s tutelage. Under Pop, Duncan evolved into one of the greatest players in NBA history, with many claiming him to being the greatest power forward of all time.
The Spurs also hired Will Hardy as an additional assistant to join Popovich’s staff. Hardy joined the organization back in 2010 as a basketball operations intern.
“Will Hardy is a talented, young basketball mind who has earned a great deal of respect from everyone in the organization thanks to his knowledge, spirit and personality,” said Pop.
The Spurs bench will surely have a new look come this season, but more importantly, does this mean we will see Duncan in a suit?