Sad news out of San Antonio this morning as longtime Spurs fixture Tim Duncan announced this morning that he plans on hanging up the jersey after 19 years as a Spur.

Since drafting Duncan, the Spurs won five championships and posted a 1,072-438 regular season record, giving the team a .710 winning percentage, which is the best 19-year stretch in NBA history and was the best in all of the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB over the last 19 years. In his NBA career, the 15-time All-Star appeared in a total of 1,392 games and averaged 19.0 points, 10.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.17 blocks in 34.0 minutes. He shot .506 (10,285-20,334) from the floor and .696 (5,896-8,468) from the free throw line.

Since drafting Duncan, the Spurs won five championships and posted a 1,072-438 regular season record, giving the team a .710 winning percentage, which is the best 19-year stretch in NBA history and was the best in all of the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB over the last 19 years.

To say Duncan will be missed is the biggest understatement of the year. It's been a hell of a lot of fun watching him play, especially his years with The Admiral David Robinson. But even after 19 seasons, to almost come back for a 20th and be just as effective as day one, is saying a whole hell of a lot.

Congrats on a legendary career Tim.