The San Antonio Spurs have been one of the best teams in the NBA over the last two decades as they have played in six NBA Finals, winning five championships. One of the biggest reasons for their success was center Tim Duncan, but his time with the team has now come to an end.
Monday morning, ESPN’s Marc Spears reported that Duncan had announced his retirement after 19 seasons in the NBA. This comes just a week after it was reported that he was considering retirement and a decision was expected some time in the future.
In his near 20-year career, Duncan helped the team to five NBA titles while winning three Finals MVP and two regular season MVP awards. He was also named to the All-Star team 15 times and was Rookie of the Year in the 1997-98 season.
Tim Duncan leaves a lasting impression on the Spurs as he had a terrific career for the Spurs. He averaged 19 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game throughout his career, making a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame.