Tim Duncan will be an everyday Spur once again

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports From “whatever he feels like” to a seat inches from Gregg Popovich. On July 11, 2016, Tim Duncan announced his retirement from professional basketball. Ten days later, the mayor of San Antonio led the charge in honoring The Big Fundamental with “Tim Duncan Day”. And then a dark cloud loomed over the city. Was Tim Duncan …

Tim Duncan has rejoined the Spurs . . . as an assistant coach

Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images Big Fun is back in (silver and) black, and Will Hardy joins San Antonio’s staff as well. The San Antonio Spurs just announced that Gregg Popovich’s coaching staff would be further filled out with the additions of Will Hardy, who has worked with the Spurs since 2010 when he took on an intern position, and …

Spurs announce 2019 Preseason schedule

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports Tickets go on sale Monday at noon The NBA Draft is over and Summer League has ended. If you are like me, this is the time to hibernate, escape the Texas heat, and regroup for the 2019-2020 Spurs season. If you are antsy for some Spurs ball, you can get started today by buying tickets to …

Open Thread: Your favorite Tim Duncan memory

Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images Sunday was the third anniversary of Tim Duncan Day in San Antonio. Seems there was a lot of Tim Duncan in the air this past weekend. First of all, there was this tweet: Timmy Duncan as an assistant coach? There’s real smoke about it.. — Eric Salinas (@EricSal_7) July 21, 2019 There is not …

Open Thread: Sean Elliott goes full curmudgeon on free agency

Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images One question took the 1999 Champion to a place close to many of our hearts. On Thursday, Sean Elliott emceed the AVANCE Cortez Family Center renovation ribbon cutting on behalf of the San Antonio Spurs and their ongoing partnership with Frost Bank. After the initial speakers and presentation, Elliott was kind enough to …

What to make of the LaMarcus Aldridge — Trail Blazers reunion rumors

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports Even if LMA eventually leaves the Spurs, the timing could work out well. Not too long ago, LaMarcus Aldridge expressed interest in reuniting with his former club, the Portland Trail Blazers, and teaming up with Damian Lillard one more time. This has triggered mixed responses from Blazers fans (likely depending on how disgruntled one was/still is …

Why preseason projections seem to annually underestimate the Spurs

Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images Are the Spurs perennially more than the sum of their projected parts? Data analyst (and Spurs fan) Jacob Goldstein has answers for that question and more. On Tuesday, polling and analysis website FiveThirtyEight released its Way-Too-Early Projections for next season, which unapologetically had the Spurs predicted to end their 22-year playoff run by …

Open Thread: LaMarcus Aldridge turns 34 today

Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images The Spurs’s big man has been lighting up San Antonio for four seasons already. Texas born and raised, LaMarcus Aldridge embodies the Spurs work ethic. The 2006 draft pick, second only to Andrea Bargnani, spent his first nine seasons in Portland with the Trail Blazers. When he opened himself up to free agency …

Examining where Jakob Poeltl fits in the Spurs’ future

Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images Don’t forget about the tallest member of San Antonio’s young core. Summer League is over , and a new NBA season is right around the corner. The Spurs got a peek at what Lonnie Walker IV, Luka Samanic and Keldon Johnson were capable of, but it’s easy to overlook San Antonio’s other prospects …