Legendary San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan has announced that he will retire from the NBA after 19 seasons. He played all 19 seasons of his hall-of-fame career with the Spurs. He and his coach Gregg Popovich has rack up 1,001 wins as player and coach which is a record in NBA history.
The Spurs have posted a 1,072-438 record since drafting Duncan 19 years ago. No team in the four major U.S. sports leagues has posted a better record in a 19 year stretch.
He was drafted the top pick overall in the 1997 draft, Duncan has earned All-NBA First Team honors 10 times. He has also won 5 NBA titles and has been named Finals MVP twice.
Duncan ends his career with averages of 19.0 points, 10.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.2 blocks per game. He has racked up 26,496 career points (14th all-time), 15,091 rebounds (6th all-time), and 3,020 blocks (5th all-time).
Tim is the third player in NBA history to win 1,000 career regular season games.
Tim Duncan has built a potential hall-of-fame career over the last 19 seasons. There will never be another power forward that can compare to the legendary Tim Duncan.
After Tim Duncan's retirement, only Kevin Garnett remains as active players from the '97-'98 season.