Spurs hire San Antonio legend Tim Duncan as assistant coach

Will Hardy also hired as bench assistant to Popovich

Official release

Jul 22, 2019 5:00 PM ET

Future Hall-of-Famer Tim Duncan played 19 seasons for the Spurs and retired in the summer of 2016.

SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs on Monday announced that Will Hardy and Tim Duncan will be added to Gregg Popovich’s bench as assistant coaches.

Hardy first joined the Spurs as a basketball operations intern in 2010 after graduating from Williams College.

“Will Hardy is a talented, young basketball mind who has earned a great deal of respect from everyone in the organization thanks to his knowledge, spirit and personality,” said Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich.

Duncan, a 1997 Wake Forest graduate, played 19 seasons with the Spurs before retiring in the summer of 2016.

“It is only fitting, that after I served loyally for 19 years as Tim Duncan’s assistant, that he returns the favor,” said Popovich.


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