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Spurs' Tim Duncan tells paper: 'I'll be back on the court'

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Posted at 10:52 PM, Jul 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-02 23:54:13-04

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tim Duncan is returning to San Antonio for a 19th season with the Spurs.

Duncan tells the San Antonio Express-News that "I'll be on the court next year." Until Duncan made his announcement Thursday, there was speculation that he could call it a career after the Spurs lost to the Los Angeles Clippers in a thrilling seven-game series in the first round of the playoffs.

Many expected him to return, particularly since he was coming off such a strong season. Duncan averaged 13.9 points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 blocks and earned third team All-NBA and second team All-Defense honors.

Duncan turned 39 in April and accompanied the Spurs on a recruiting trip for star free agent LaMarcus Aldridge on Wednesday.

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