Spurs retire Tim Duncan’s jersey in heartfelt, funny ceremony
San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan did not retire with much, or any, fanfare. Unlike fellow icon Kobe Bryant, there were no season-long farewell tours. Instead, Duncan assessed his options after the 2015-16, made his decision, and had the Spurs announce his retirement for him. He didn’t even address the media — that role fell to head coach Gregg Popovich, who said a few affecting words on the team’s practice court in mid-July.