SAN ANTONIO – Spurs fans everywhere rejoiced Monday when they learned that Tim Duncan would return to the line up — this time, as an assistant coach.
Duncan is a five-time NBA champion who spent 19 years playing for the Spurs and retired in 2016.
Twitter users, including San Antonio mayor Ron Nirenberg, are clearly happy Timmy D is coming back.
Social media is lit up with gifs and memes celebrating Duncan's return:
Reads: Tim Duncan joins San Antonio Spurs staff as an assistant coach— ☆ Steevee Q ☆ (@Steven_C5) July 22, 2019
Spurs fans: pic.twitter.com/4fkKas6ELd
“the spurs have announced that tim duncan has joined gregg popovich's coaching staff as an assistant coach.”— sophia gutierrez (@sophiagtz21) July 22, 2019
Tim Duncan back on the sidelines for the Spurs pic.twitter.com/fSbiYrWYEy— J (@jtakuz) July 22, 2019
NBA media: *tries to close the book on the spurs big three era after they all retired*— Dylan (@Dylangonzalez21) July 22, 2019
Tim Duncan: https://t.co/ePPoKILWEx
gregg popovich when he welcomes tim duncan back to the spurs pic.twitter.com/GQk6HiGcSR— Tim Cato (@tim_cato) July 22, 2019
Pop and Tim Duncan when they argue on the bench next season 🥊 pic.twitter.com/TOzAYP4E3b— SLAM Rewind (@SLAMRewind) July 22, 2019