Tim Duncan announces birth of baby girl, Quill, named after Marvel character

Former Spurs player talks newborn daughter, retirement


SAN ANTONIO – In a podcast Monday, former Spurs player Tim Duncan opened up about his life since retirement, including his new role as father to a newborn.

In the ‘Road Trippin’’ podcast, Duncan spoke with Richard Jefferson, Channing Frye and host Allie Clifton.

A big topic was the birth of his daughter, Quill.

“She is here,” Duncan said, when asked about preparing for his new role. “She was born about a week ago.”

Duncan said his daughter’s name, Quill, was a combination of two things he and his girlfriend appreciate.

He said Quill is a character in "Guardians of the Galaxy" but also Vanessa enjoys writing so the name also harked a quill pen.

The former Spurs player also opened up about life after the NBA. He said he works out in the morning and goes to his car shop in the afternoon. He also said he enjoys stopping by the Spurs' practice facility.

“I retired at the right time,” Duncan said. He also said he does not regret a farewell tour, like other NBA players.

“I am not really built for a farewell tour,” he said to laughter. “I had the option for one more and after the last playoff game I was like, ‘Yeah, that is about right.’”

(Warning: Podcast contains expletive language)

Duncan also shared how he used to play "World of Warcraft" with fellow NBA players until 3 or 4 a.m.



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