The San Antonio Spurs Are Gonna Be Just Fine, Despite Tim Duncan’s Retirement

July 14th, 2016 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »

Tim Duncan's decision to retire changes the San Antonio Spurs forever.

They cannot replace him or everything for which he stood. Soldiering on without him, for the first time in nearly two decades, will be a self-admitted challenge.

"Timmy's not walking through the door to save us anymore," general manager R.C. Buford told The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski (via Project Spurs' Paul Garcia). "And now we're on our own."

News of Duncan's departure rattled the masses. There were hints that this was coming—most notably a showing-his-age performance against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second round of the playoffs. But the idea of an NBA, and of a San Antonio squad, that doesn't feature Duncan is still settling in.

And that's OK.

Fortunately for the Spurs, adapting to life without their five-time champion will be easier on them than it is for everyone else.


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