Spurs officially re-sign Tim Duncan

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Go ahead, pick your jaw up off the floor. On the first day free agents can sign contracts Tim Duncan put pen to paper on a new deal (can’t imagine he signed on an iPad) with the Spurs. The club didn’t officially release specifics of the deal, but Johnny Ludden of Yahoo! Sports reported yesterday that it would be a three year deal in the ballpark of the $34 million Kevin Garnett got in his new deal with the Celtics.

Marc Spears of Yahoo! tweeted that the third year of the deal is a player option.

Gregg Popovich, among many others, is happy about Duncan re-signing:

“Tim Duncan has established himself as one of the best players in NBA history,” said Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. “His impact on the Spurs organization and the city of San Antonio can’t be measured. We are all grateful for the leadership and dedication Tim has shown to the Spurs franchise.  He is an unselfish superstar who loves to compete and has only one goal when he steps on the court – to do whatever it takes to help his team win. We are all thrilled that he’ll spend his entire career as a San Antonio Spur.”

As Coach Pop alluded to, it looks like this will take us to the end of Tim Duncan’s great career. Enjoy it accordingly.