San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan couldn't stay away from the team. Duncan retired in July, but only as a player. It's only been a few days since NBA training camps have started, and Duncan is already back as a coach.
During Wednesday's practice, the 5-time NBA champion made an appearance at the Spurs' practice facility and, according to head coach Gregg Popovich, he was the "coach of whatever he wants to be."
Tim Duncan is at @Spurs training camp today, guess Coach Pop won't be fining him!
(Okay, he's not actually practicing but STILL) pic.twitter.com/pSQkK5VXCD
— FOX Sports: Hoops (@HoopsonFOX) September 28, 2016
After 19 seasons with the Spurs, it's understandable that Duncan doesn't want to leave. The Big Fundamental can be extremely helpful to the Spurs, especially coaching the younger guys. According to My San Antonio, Duncan has already been coaching up some of the younger guys, including Dewayne Dedmon.
"I need to talk more, communicate more on defense," Dedmon said Duncan told him. "I'll be doing that next time."
We are pretty sure this is only the beginning of Duncan's non-playing basketball career.
He's far away in the photo, but that's Tim Duncan shooting with Manu pic.twitter.com/GsrvHeiUES
— Melissa Rohlin (@melissarohlin) September 28, 2016
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) September 28, 2016
You knew he wouldn't be able to stay away. pic.twitter.com/XwbmIra4FW
— Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) September 28, 2016
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