San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan retires after 19 seasons

Tim Duncan of San Antonio Spurs announces retirement

San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan retires after 19 seasons

 

After five NBA titles, two NBA MVP awards, 15 All-­Star appearances and a spot on many lists as the greatest power forward of all time, San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan is calling it a career.

After 19 seasons and five rings with the Spurs, Tim Duncan is calling it a career. Marc Stein looks back at the Big Fundamental’s bond with his only NBA coach, Gregg Popovich.
Duncan, who turned 40 in April, announced Monday that he is retiring from the NBA after 19 seasons, all with San Antonio.

The 40-year-old made 15 All-Star appearances, 15 All-NBA teams (including 10 appearances on the First Team) and 15 All-Defensive Teams (eight First Team) in his illustrious career; the All-NBA and All-Defensive berths are the most in league history. He retires in the top 10 in NBA history in regular-season games and minutes played, offensive, defensive and total rebounds, and blocked shots, and 14th on the all-time scoring list with 26,496 points. He is the Spurs’ record book, topping San Antonio’s franchise history in virtually every significant category.

He, along with Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, created a dynasty in San Antonio, making it a fearful team for years in the NBA. The trio has the NBA record for most wins by three players in both the regular season (575) and postseason (126). Led by coach Gregg Popovich, Duncan also has the most wins for a player-coach duo in NBA history (1,001).

He’ll be remembered mostly for his playoff dominance, as he’s the only player to log 9,000 career minutes in the postseason.

Dark Horse Teams For The College Football Playoff

Dark Horse Teams For The College Football Playoff

Most people will be looking at Alabama, Clemson and Oklahoma to return to the College Football Playoff, but we’re looking for a team to crash the party. Campus Insiders’ Managing Editor Pete Fiutak gives his top 3 dark horse candidates who can break in to the top 4 by season’s end.

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[Sports] Warriors agree to deal with David West

Warriors, David West agree to 1-year, $1.55 million deal

[Sports] Warriors agree to deal with David West

The Golden State Warriors have reached an agreement on a one-year, $1.55 million contract with free agent forward David West, according to NBA.com’s David Aldridge. West was reported to have interest in signing with the Warriors this time last year after opting out of the final season of his contract with the Indiana Pacers, but decided to join the San Antonio Spurs.

West played for the Spurs last season, sacrificing a significant amount of money with the Pacers to play for a title contender. West seems to be making a similar move now, as the Warriors are Finals favorites after agreeing to a deal with former MVP Kevin Durant.

Former NFL coach, defensive guru Buddy Ryan dies at age 82

Former NFL head coach and influential defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan died Tuesday.

Defensive coach Buddy Ryan celebrates after the Super Bowl XX game against the New England Patriots

Former NFL head coach and influential defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan died Tuesday. He was 82.

Ryan, who was outspoken and coached in the NFL for 26 seasons, was known for building some of football’s top defenses with a relentlessness that focused on creating havoc on the field.