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Tim Duncan debuts as Spurs’ acting head coach, tonight, as fans say this may be a preview of things when Gregg Popovich retires; Twitter is upset Becky Hammon didn’t get the gig, since she’s been an assistant longer than Duncan

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Tim Duncan debuts as Spurs’ acting head coach, tonight, as fans say this may be a preview of things when Gregg Popovich retires; Twitter is upset Becky Hammon didn’t get the gig, since she’s been an assistant longer than Duncan

By Jay Rich
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer

In 1997, the San Antonio Spurs, a normally-contending team, bottomed out for no reason. Their lone season in the cellar was a blessing in disguise, as Tim Duncan landed in their lap. Landing the 1997 top draft pick, Duncan and a healthy David Robinson immediately made noise.

The Spurs were back in the mix, as contenders, and would be a tough 1998 playoff team. In 1999, during the lockout season, the Spurs won their first title. Playing from 1997 until 2016, Duncan saw the Spurs win more titles in 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2014, coming close in 2013.

Abruptly retiring, Tim Duncan faded from the spotlight, but did have some personal issues. With those resolved, he has become more of a presence, at Spurs games, recently hired as an assistant coach. In tonight’s game, he’s acting head coach, while Gregg Popovich is out, disappointing Becky Hammon fans.

On Twitter, fans are exciting, saying this may be the future of the Spurs, once Pop is out, for good.

Read the tweets about Tim Duncan below:

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