NBA Rumors: Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan Will Leave San Antonio Spurs Together

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Oct 24, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) shares a laugh with head coach Gregg Popovich during the second half at AT&T Center. The Rockets won 109-92. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

The rivals of his era, like Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki and Kobe Bryant plan to possibly play into their 40s. Why not Timmy?

Popovich has somehow taken even another step into basketball intelligence. He is a sure candidate for the Coach of the Year award every year, and he will probably win it this year. His coaching style has turned his team from being about the star players into a nicely-run system, a well-cogged machine that relies almost equally on the bench and starting lineup.

Without Duncan, though, there is no Popovich; and the head coach recognizes that.

Nina Mandell of USA TODAY Sports explains his revelation:

Get the No. 1 pick in the draft every 10 years and make sure it’s a franchise player.

Well said, Pop.

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