Internet celebrates Tim Duncan's return to San Antonio Spurs

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 coachSpurs fans: pic.twitter.com/4fkKas6ELd Stevie Q (@Steven_C5) July 22, 2019the spurs have announced that tim duncan has joined gregg popovich's coaching staff as an assistant coach.me: pic.twitter.com/NFwV73VXi7 sophia gutierrez (@sophiagtz21) July 22, 2019Tim Duncan back on the sidelines for the Spurs pic.twitter.com/fSbiYrWYEy J (@jtakuz) July 22, 2019NBA media: *tries to close the book on the spurs big three era after they all retired*Tim Duncan: pic.twitter.com/ePPoKILWEx Dylan (@Dylangonzalez21) July 22, 2019Me walking into next season knowing Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan will be coaching my team @spurs @VanessaLMacias #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/8KiMVW6L7p d.a. (@deep3da) July 22, 2019gregg popovich when he welcomes tim duncan back to the spurs pic.twitter.com/GQk6HiGcSR Tim Cato (@tim_cato) July 22, 2019Pop and Tim Duncan when they argue on the bench next season pic.twitter.com/TOzAYP4E3b SLAM Rewind (@SLAMRewind) July 22, 2019Tim Duncan trying to calculate how many Bank shot drills he can fit in a 2 hour practice pic.twitter.com/967otiC2y3 Stevie (@Stevie_Evans3) July 22, 2019Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.