Gregg Popovich Continuously Trolling New Assistant Tim Duncan is the Best

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich speaks with Tim Duncan while he stretches at the Spurs Practice Facility in San Antonio, Texas, June 7, 2014.  The Spurs defeated the Heat 110-95 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on June 5.  NBA Finals Game 2 will take place in San Antonio on June 8.  AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Gregg Popovich is an absolute legend. From his curt and borderline uncomfortable mid-game interviews to his tirades on political climate, he has never held back on his true feelings.

But Coach Pop is also quite the jokester.

Popovich loves to troll his former players, and Tim Duncan seems to be a constant target given their close relationship. The Spurs' personnel has always been impeccable, having never missed the playoffs since 1997, and now Duncan is set to join the coaching staff.

The inarguable success is a clear indicator that Pop only hires the best minds for his staff.

Several NBA coaches have served under Popovich and moved on to become head coaches of different franchises: Mike Budenholzer for Bucks, Brett Brown for the Sixers, James Borrego for the Hornets, just to name a few.

It isn't clear whether Duncan's goal is to become a head coach some day, but with five NBA titles, he isn't new to being a leader. Duncan's presence on the bench is an absolute win for players and other coaches alike.

Before Popovich reunites with TD on the Spurs' bench, he'll be taking over for Mike Krzyzewski as Team USA's head coach in this year's FIBA World Cup.