A Spurs icon is returning to the bench in San Antonio.
Tim Duncan has joined Gregg Popovich’s employees as an assistant coach, the crew introduced Monday. Will Hardy additionally has been elevated to assistant coach.
Duncan, 43, spent his complete 19-year taking part in profession with the Spurs and retired following the 2015-16 season.
Now he’ll rejoin the person who has led the franchise since 1996 in making an attempt to get San Antonio again to the heights it loved throughout Duncan’s heyday.
“It is only fitting, that after I served loyally for 19 years as Tim Duncan’s assistant, that he returns the favor,” Popovich mentioned in a press launch.
Longtime Popovich assistants Ettore Messina and Ime Udoka departed the Spurs for different alternatives this offseason, opening up spots on a employees that has churned out plenty of future NBA head coaches through the years – Mike Budenholzer, Brett Brown and Monty Williams amongst them.
Duncan and Hardy will be part of Chip Engelland and Becky Hammon on employees for 2019-20.