It’s totally random. Everything is extemporaneous. He’s there or he’s not. We might walk through the building and all of you could check here a sudden he’s in there lifting weights. We put a locker for him in the coach’s locker room in the practice facility and at the AT&T Center so he comes whenever he feels like it.” Popovich, the only head coach Duncan has ever known in the pros, says now that he had a strong inkling the 40-year-old was bound for retirement after San Antonio’s second-round elimination in the playoffs last season against Oklahoma City. “I was pretty sure that it was [the end],” Popovich said. “I knew he’d take time during the summer to make a final decision and we’d talk now and then, but I know he was frustrated because he had told me a couple years earlier, ‘When I her latest blog can’t do what I need to do to help the team, I don’t want to do it anymore.’ And it would frustrate him if some young whipper-snapper would make a move on him or do something and look at him like, ‘Yeah, I got you.’ I wanted to run on the court [and say]: ‘No, no, no. That wasn’t Tim Duncan that you just did that to.’ But the young kid would have the gall to act that way, and I know that frustrated the hell out of him.?” ?Duncan’s No. 21 will be the eighth Spurs jersey in franchise history to be hoisted to the rafters, joining David Robinson (50), George Gervin (44), James Silas (13), Johnny Moore (00), Sean Elliott (32), Avery Johnson (6) and Bruce Bowen (12). In addition to his role in the Spurs’ five titles, Duncan is the club’s all-time leader in points (26,496), rebounds (15,091), blocked shots (3,020), minutes (47,368) and games played (1,392). He’s the 14th-ranked check out this site scorer in NBA history and won two regular-season MVP awards as a Spur.
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Colson points all came from beyond the arc. Anthony Cordy hauled down 10 rebounds. The Bruins next host Perquimans. Northeastern 80, First Flight 41: Four players had 10 or more points for the Eagles, who won with ease in Kill Devil Hills on Tuesday. Damar Sutton had a game-high 22 while Brian Jones chipped in 15. Clifford Shaw and Jeromy Bailey each scored 11. Sutton and Bailey each pulled down six rebounds for NHS in the Northeastern Coastal Conference opener. Also in the game, the Nighthawks welcomed back Blaize Rodman, who was seriously injured in a crash in June. Not only was there a show of support from the First Flight faithful upon his first time back on the court, but also from Northeastern players and coaches. It was a scene Nighthawks coach Chad Williams noted he hadnever seen a more sincere display of sportsmanship from an opposing team and their coaches and their fans. NHS (2-0) next hosts Norfolk Christian on Saturday. Pasquotank 72, Bertie 66: The Panthers bounced back from a Saturday loss to Camden by starting Northeastern Coastal Conference play with a victory Tuesday. Trailing by eight entering the final quarter, Pasquotank (1-2) rallied for 29 points in the last eight minutes.
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