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Tim Duncan Joining Gregg Popovich's Coaching Staff on Spurs

SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 20:  Tim Duncan #21 and head coach George Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs discuss strategy while playing the Dallas Mavericks in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the AT&T Center on April 20, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)
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Tim Duncan's retirement didn't last very long. He's already set to begin the next phase of his NBA career.

The former San Antonio Spurs legend is going to rejoin the team, just not as a player. Duncan plans to join Gregg Popovich's coaching staff as an assistant.

"It's only fitting, that after I served loyally for 19 years as Tim Duncan's assistant, that he returns the favor," said the legendary Spurs coach.

A surefire Hall of Famer, Duncan spent all of his 19 NBA seasons with the Spurs. In addition to being a 15-time All-Star, he and Popovich spearheaded the Spurs' ridiculous run of dominance that saw the team capture five NBA Finals.

He'll no doubt be a fantastic addition to San Antonio's already stellar coaching staff. After all, he didn't earn the nickname "The Big Fundamental" for no reason.

Popovich and Duncan had a fantastic relationship together during Duncan's playing days, and if they have anywhere close to that level of chemistry on the same coaching staff, they could easily prove to be one of the best coaching tandems in the entire NBA.