SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 28: NBA legend Tim Duncan smiles during Manu Ginobili's Jersey Retirement Ceremony after the game between the San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers on March 28, 2019 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Tim Duncan is back with the San Antonio Spurs, this time as an assistant coach under Gregg Popovich.
Duncan, the Spurs' all-time leader in points, rebounds and blocked shots - and the only player to be on all five of San Antonio's NBA championship teams - officially returned to the franchise Monday. The Spurs, per their usual style, made the announcement in a very understated way, not even putting Duncan's name in the headline of the news release.
"It is only fitting, that after I served loyally for 19 years as Tim Duncan's assistant, that he returns the favor," Popovich said in the release.