Five Time Champ San Antonio Spurs Great Tim Duncan Retires After 19 Seasons In NBA

By  //  July 12, 2016

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Duncan retires ranked 14th in points

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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS –Tim Duncan is calling it a career after 19 seasons – all with the San Antonio Spurs, all under coach Gregg Popovich.

Duncan announced the decision on Monday, with the Spurs tweeting the news.

Duncan, 40, is a two-time league MVP, a three-time NBA Finals MVP and a 15-time All-Star. He won five NBA championships with the Spurs — the first during the 1998-99 season and the most recent in the 2013-14 season.

The Spurs posted a win percentage of at least .600 in all 19 of Duncan’s seasons with the team, the longest such streak in NBA history. Their .817 win percentage in 2015-16 was the Spurs’ best in franchise history.

The Spurs have won 1,072 regular-season games since the start of the 1997-98 season, 155 more than the next closest team.

The Spurs selected him with the first overall pick in 1997, and he kicked off what undoubtedly will be a Hall of Fame career by winning Rookie of the Year honors in 1997-98.

Duncan averaged 19.0 points, 10.8 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 3.0 assists during his career. In 251 postseason games, he averaged 20.6 points, 11.4 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 3.0 assists. San Antonio reached the playoffs in each season of Duncan’s career.

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Duncan retires ranked 14th in points (26,496), sixth in rebounds (15,091) and fifth in blocks (3,020) in the regular season for his career.

He is one of four players to rank in the top 15 in all three categories, joining Abdul-Jabbar, Hakeem Olajuwon and Shaquille O’Neal.