Tim Duncan RUMORS & NEWS

  • Which NBA legend will you miss the most: Kobe, Duncan or Garnett?

    SI "Each new NBA season brings excitement and optimism around the league, but it also brings difficult goodbyes to retiring stars. This off-season was particularly cruel, as the NBA lost three of its best players in league history: Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett. Each star became a..." October 08

  • Pop admits he's 'a little bit lonely' without Duncan

    San Antonio Express-News "Gregg Popovich experienced another first in what will be season full of them late Monday, guiding the Spurs through their first preseason game without Tim Duncan on the roster in 20 years. He hasn’t quite gotten used to the feeling. “It’s a little bit lonely here at the start,” Popovich said..." October 04

  • Pau Gasol can be a better Tim Duncan replacement than you think

    Sporting News "On the surface, it's weird that the Spurs have been criticized for signing Pau Gasol in the wake of Tim Duncan's retirement. Beyond being someone they almost signed two years ago, Gasol has always been the type of player that would excel in Gregg Popovich's system. He's both unselfish and..." September 29

  • Retired Duncan joins Spurs training camp

    San Antonio Express-News "Tim Duncan must have heard Gregg Popovich's threat. Two days after Popovich jokingly told the media that he would fine Duncan $2,500 a day each day that Duncan was absent, the retired power forward was back on the court with the Spurs." September 28

  • Gregg Popovich: Tim Duncan will be ‘coach of whatever he wants’ for Spurs

    Larry Brown Sports "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." September 26

  • Not guilty plea entered for Tim Duncan’s ex-financial adviser

    San Antonio Express-News "A not guilty plea has been entered for Tim Duncan’s former financial adviser, who faces two counts of mail fraud. Lawyers for Charles A. Banks IV filed a waiver of arraignment, which negated the need for a hearing that had been scheduled for Tuesday in San Antonio. Banks, of Atlanta, was..." September 20

  • Popovich: 'I have a hole in my gut' with Duncan gone

    San Antonio Express-News "It was the thoughtful act of a father. Gregg Popovich would go to a Zagat-approved restaurant on the road with his staff, and sometimes, toward the end of the meal, he would ask the waiter for a small carrot cake to go. He would then leave the package outside Tim Duncan’s hotel door, and..." September 15

  • Tim Duncan’s former financial adviser indicted, surrenders to feds

    San Antonio Express-News "Tim Duncan’s former financial adviser turned himself in today after being indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to allegations that he misled the retired San Antonio Spurs star in his investment portfolio. The indictment was under seal until an initial hearing set for today, but..." September 09

  • Tim Duncan 'stressing' about weight gain

    SI "When Bruce Bowen peers down at USA Basketball from the stands of Carioca Arena 1 in Rio, he’ll do so from a unique vantage point. For a star-filled group like Team USA, playing championship basketball and sacrificing along the way is tantamount. Bowen, who played 14 NBA seasons, most notably with..." August 20

  • Story of Tim Duncan turning down Obama's Olympic invite is so Tim Duncan

    SI "Tim Duncan might have walked away from the game of basketball and his beloved San Antonio Spurs, but the 19-year NBA veteran hasn't changed one bit since calling it quits. Duncan's former teammate Bruce Bowen, who is in Rio for the 2016 Olympics with NBA House, told SI.com Duncan had a chance..." August 13

  • NBA players vote retired Spur Tim Duncan the 'Most Influential Veteran'

    San Antonio Express-News "On Thursday, NBA players of the National Basketball Association (NBPA) voted recently retired Spurs legend Tim Duncan the "Most Influential Veteran." The awards were a social-media exclusive event, published on Twitter starting at 2 p.m. "The legacy he will leave on the game is..." August 05

  • Pop: Losing both Ginobili, Duncan 'would've been awful'

    The Score "After Manu Ginobili re-signed with the San Antonio Spurs on a one-year deal, word leaked out that the Philadelphia 76ers had pursued the 15-year veteran hard, pushing up his price. On Thursday, Ginobili admitted that he never had any real intention of leaving the only NBA team he's ever played..." July 22

  • Tim Duncan suing real estate company over doctored image

    Sportsnaut "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..." July 20

  • San Antonio’s Mayor Makes July 21 ‘Tim Duncan Day’ Much To The Chagrin Of Duncan, Probably

    Uproxx "Tim Duncan, in keeping with his well-established personality, quietly retired after an amazing career this offseason. One of the legends of the game, and a San Antonio icon, is riding off into the sunset. Before that happens, though, the city that he brought five titles to is going to honor him in..." July 19

  • Shaq says Tim Duncan is not a 'big man'

    Sporting News "Now that Tim Duncan has retired, it's time for analysts and basketball minds to discuss his legacy and all-time ranking. In the recent days, people have called Duncan one of the best big men to ever play the game, but Shaquille O'Neal says hold on a minute. Speaking on his podcast, "The Big..." July 18

  • Spurs GM: Pop and Duncan wrestled during free agency in 2000

    The Score "The relationship between longtime San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and now-retired franchise legend Tim Duncan was always known to be close. Yet Spurs general manager R.C. Buford relayed a story to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski that indicates they may be as tight as teenage..." July 15

  • Tim Duncan says he retired because the NBA wasn't as much fun

    San Antonio Express-News "Tim Duncan said he knew it was time to end his illustrious 19-season career when he did. In a wide-ranging internet interview with ViVid his close friend , Duncan touched on a variety of topics in his first interview since his Monday retirement. But he said he knew he was approaching..." July 13

  • Gregg Popovich bids emotional farewell to 'irreplaceable' Tim Duncan

    ESPN "Wearing a black shirt emblazoned with a picture of Tim Duncan with a caption underneath reading "Impossible Is Potential," San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich waxed poetic for 15 minutes Tuesday about the retirement of arguably the greatest power forward to ever play the game, and plans to make..." July 12

  • Kidd regrets not joining Duncan, Spurs when he had the chance

    The Score "Thirteen years before Kevin Durant stunned the basketball world - and incensed competitive-balance truthers everywhere - by joining the team that beat his in the Western Conference finals, Jason Kidd very nearly pulled the trigger on a similar move. As an unrestricted free agent in the summer..." July 12

  • ‘Speechless’: How Nets’ Sean Marks remembers Tim Duncan

    New York Post "San Antonio’s Tim Duncan, the greatest power forward in NBA history, officially retired on Monday morning. And that night, Nets general manager Sean Marks — who won a ring with Duncan as a teammate, and another as an assistant coach — gushed over the legacy the Spurs’ icon left on his team, his..." July 12

  • Tim Duncan authored a college paper on 'excessive egotism'

    The Score "Tim Duncan announced his retirement from the NBA on Monday, leaving behind a legacy that includes five championships, 15 All-NBA Team honors, two MVP awards, and three Finals MVPs. But something you may not know about the San Antonio Spurs legend is that he co-authored a chapter in a psychology..." July 11

  • LeBron thanks Duncan, calls him 'best PF ever'

    The Score "LeBron James joined the long list of NBA players heaping praise on Tim Duncan following the San Antonio Spurs legend's retirement announcement Monday. James took to Twitter to express his gratitude for the "best PF ever."" July 11

  • Tim Duncan: A timeline of a legend

    USA Today "After 19 seasons, 1,643 total games, 56,738 total minutes, 31,668 total points, five championships and two MVP awards — Tim Duncan has retired. We take you back through his two decades of basketball dominance, from that 1997 draft day to the fifth and final championship. The Beginning Date:..." July 11

  • Tim Duncan retires after 19 seasons, five NBA titles

    ABC News "After five NBA titles, two NBA MVP awards, 15 All-­Star appearances and a spot on many lists as the greatest power forward of all time, San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan is calling it a career. Duncan, who turned 40 in April, announced Monday that he is retiring from the NBA after 19 seasons,..." July 11

  • NBA players react to Tim Duncan's retirement

    Fox Sports "One of the greatest players in NBA history is calling it a career. The San Antonio Spurs announced Monday that Tim Duncan is retiring at the age of 40. Duncan played his entire career with the Spurs after being drafted first overall in the 1997 NBA Draft, and went on to become ont of the most..." July 11

  • San Antonio Zoo offers Duncan free entry if he signs another contract

    The Score "The San Antonio Zoo is hoping to entice Tim Duncan to return to the NBA for another season. " July 07

  • Spurs expect Tim Duncan retirement answer this weekend

    The Sports Daily "The San Antonio Spurs figure out the direction of the franchise this weekend when Tim Duncan will decide whether he calls it quits on a legendary career. Duncan exercised his contract option for next season earlier this summer, but doubt remained as to whether he would go for season No...." July 06

  • Tim Duncan 'leaning strongly' toward retiring

    Yahoo! Sports "One of the NBA's all-time icons – San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan – is leaning strongly toward retirement, a decision that would end an illustrious 19-season NBA career, league sources told The Vertical. Duncan has left team officials, close associates and friends with a strong belief he's..." July 04

  • Sources: Tim Duncan exercises contract option for next season

    Yahoo! Sports "San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan has elected to exercise the $5.6 million player option on his 2016-17 contract – but that is not an indication that he’s planning to return for his 20th NBA season, league sources told The Vertical. Duncan, 40, is still seriously contemplating his desire to..." June 28

  • Duncan once spent $12K to save stranger's dog

    The Score "Tim Duncan is a future Hall of Famer with a big heart. The following story was posted on Reddit over a year ago, but somehow never went viral until Saturday, when it was discovered by Pounding the Rock's Quixem Ramirez. The Redditor claims that Duncan once footed the bill for her dog to undergo..." June 26

  • Spurs’ retirement decisions not necessarily imminent

    San Antonio Express-News "Manu Ginobili faces a Wednesday deadline to decide whether to exercise a $2.94 million option for next season. Tim Duncan has until June 29 to opt into $6.39 million for next season. On the surface, it seems return or retirement decisions are nigh for the pair of Spurs’ future Hall of Famers...." June 18

  • Green says trash talk never worked on Duncan: 'He just stared at me'

    The Score "As Tim Duncan ponders his NBA future, his reverential colleagues are pondering an NBA without him. "If this is it for Tim Duncan, he has meant a lot to the game, the way he has carried himself and what he has done for the Spurs for a number of years," Golden State Warriors power forward..." May 14

  • Tim Duncan admits he can't relate with younger players

    The Score "No surprise here, but the NBA's second-oldest player has a hard time relating to rookies. Tim Duncan might opt for retirement after a disappointing playoff run, but that decision is up in the air. If he does, though, Duncan will miss Gregg Popovich, he'll miss his fellow Big Three of Manu..." May 13

  • Duncan wants to 'figure life out' before deciding on future

    USA Today "Only Tim Duncan knows what that index finger to the sky meant. Nearly 20 years later, from Wake Forest to San Antonio to the Chesapeake Arena tunnel where the best power forward of all time left for the night and, perhaps, forever. If this was it, if Duncan’s glance at the scoreboard and hand..." May 13

  • Steven Adams explains why he doesn't talk to Tim Duncan

    The Score "Despite being a highly effective option on both ends of the court, Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams is mostly known for being an agitator. Never one to back down from a challenge and always one to impose his physicality upon the opponent, Adams often finds himself entangled in..." April 28

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