In a huge win for the city and the fans, but even more so for the organization, Tim Duncan has officially joined the San Antonio Spurs staff. At Media Day this morning, coach Gregg Popovich had a bit of an announcement:
Pop said Tim Duncan has an official position with the Spurs, asked to elaborate, he said he's the coach of whatever he feels like.— Melissa Rohlin (@melissarohlin) September 26, 2016
While an official title is forthcoming, the Silver and Black’s new COWHFL won’t be on the bench during games due to his being “too smart for that.” But that should work fine for a franchise in transition.
Integrating Pau Gasol, as well as Euro transplants Davis Bertans and Livio Jean-Charles, will be that much easier with Duncan around to ensure that the Spurs culture is handed off to the next generation. I know I’ll rest easier knowing that Timmy’s sticking around to give advice.
We will find out if any word about his official title is planned.