Through 17 seasons in the NBA, four championships, two MVPs and 14 All-Star games, Tim Duncan has only played for one team and under one coach: the San Antonio Spurs and Gregg Popovich.
Popovich drafted Timmy, and the two have since maintained a special relationship.
Duncan has a player option in his contract for next season, 2014-15, for $10 million.
Popovich is the fifth highest paid coach in North America at $6 million; but he is 65 years old.
According to Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News, Popovich intends to be active in the NBA well into his 70s; he won’t retire when Tim Duncan does.
But I think differently.
Tim Duncan will sign another contract in the NBA.
For a few years, Tim Duncan was looking old.
His stats were dipping into the less-than-20-points-per-game category, a key sign of an aging superstar.
Now, according to Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports, he’s playing like a 26-year-old athlete.
He’s boxing. He’s swimming, throwing tires, fighting dragons.
What knee problems? Duncan has lost 15 pounds, a huge ease on his old man legs.