The lockdown has been a nightmare for sports fans across the world. With all major sports events getting canceled, most sports fanatics and NBA fans felt left out especially with no San Antonio Spurs news it was a difficult few months. If you are looking for news about your favorite basketball team all you have to do is do an internet search to get all the latest development. If you had read up on any latest events about the San Antonio Spurs, you would have known that the team’s player Tim Duncan was declared as one of the top 10 NBA Players of All Time. ESPN had been revealing their list of top 100 NBL players of all time.
The list is a go-to guide for someone who wants to know who’s who of the basketball sports. It has some of the legendary players like Bill Russell, Larry Bird, and others. Tim Duncan managed to surpass Kobe to make it to the top 10 list. While Duncan is at 8th sport, Kobe is at 9th but the debates on who is better than the other are already doing the rounds after the list came out. ESPN has declared Michel Jordan at the topmost spot with LeBron at second.
There are also a lot of rumors and speculations about the games since every sports event got canceled. There are also reports that the NBA was planning to finish the 2019 season at Disney World. The latest rumors speculate that Spurs can be one of the four teams in the Western Conference and may get to participate in a special play-in tournament.
Will Popovich finally retire?
If these rumors and speculations turn out to be true then fans will have something extra special to watch. Since most games were canceled, it will attract a lot more attention. It would also mean that the league’s stars get to compete for a postseason spot. Young rookie stars like Zion Williamson would also get more exposure and a chance to play. This gives Coach Gregg Popovich another chance to prove how good he is at keeping his players sharp. He was expected to retire at the end of 2019-20 season but things have changed since.
He was committed to coach Team USA for the Olympics but now that the Olympics have been postponed it is still not clear what Popovich will decide to do. He could retire from the Spurs and work towards recruiting players for Team USA. But there is a chance that he will return as a coach for the 2020-2021 seasons. Popovich has a three-year extension contract with the club that he signed last summer. The contract is worded as such that he can take as long as he wants to decide whether he wishes to continue coaching. He has been coaching the team since 1996. According to some San Antonio Spurs news, assistant coach Duncan would be considered for the position of head coach after Popovich eventually retires.