Gregg Popovich Comments on Tim Duncan’s Decision to Retire

July 12th, 2016 by Matt Fitzgerald Leave a reply »

Seldom does San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich dish out gaudy praise or open up to the media, but in the aftermath of Tim Duncan's retirement, he spoke Tuesday about the man who played 19 seasons under him.'s Michael C. Wright passed along what Popovich said during a press conference Duncan didn't attend following his Monday retirement announcement:

He's irreplaceable. It can't happen. We're all unique. I guess each one of us is unique. But he's been so important to so many people, it's just mind boggling. To think that he's going to be gone makes it really difficult to imagine walking into practice, going to a game, getting on the bus, taking him a piece of carrot cake—whatever it might be.

You don't see Timmy beating his chest as if he was the first human being to dunk the basketball, as a lot of people do these days. He's not pointing to the sky. He's not glamming to the cameras. He just plays, and we've seen it for so long it's become almost mundane. But it's so special that it has to be remembered.

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