Spurs legend Tim Duncan steps away from San Antonio bench and full-time assistant coaching position
Former San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan has decided to leave his latest career. The former Spurs star was a full-time assistant coach as a part of head coach Gregg Poppovich’s staff, but the 2020 Hall of Famer decided to leave the bench.
Duncan did not travel with the team to the NBA Bubble in Orlando, Florida to help power forward LaMarcus Aldridge continue rehabbing a shoulder injury. Instead, Duncan missed out on the league’s restart following its March shutdown amidst the spread of COVID-19.
The all-time great power forward spent his entire 19-year career in San Antonio. Duncan helped lead the Spurs to five championships where he was NBA Finals MVP in three of those title runs. The “big fundamental” also earned 15 All-Star appearances, two league MVP awards, and was the 1997 NBA Rookie of the Year. He was also the top pick of the 1997 NBA Draft. For more sports coverage, click here.