With Tim Duncan coming off his 37th birthday in April, and Manu Ginobili set to turn 36 next month it has raised a lot of questions about the Spurs future. Will Duncan and Ginobili retire? And if they do, who will replace them?
Tim Duncan said he’ll be back for another year after the NBA finals to play out his contract. Ginobili hinted that he might retire.
So Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was asked, when he addressed local media Saturday, if they had any pressing needs heading into next season.
“Not really,” Popovich said, via KENS5.com. “Everybody always talks about trades and you’re going to do this and you’re going to do that. People have been telling us to get younger for the last 15 years, I think. We stopped listening to that a long time ago. At one point, I guess we will be too old. Who knows when that is?”
“Going to the conference finals last year and the Finals this year kind of proves that something’s going right. I think we’ll just stay on course with the way we do things.”
Poppovich praised his players for the way the rebounded after the conference finals last year and could be hoping that they’ll rebound again to make another run at that 5th NBA Championship.