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Gregg Popovich on Tim Duncan: 'He's going to tell me what to do during the game'

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 19: Head Coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs speaks at a pre-game press conference in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Los Angeles Clippers during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 19, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 19: Head Coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs speaks at a pre-game press conference in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Los Angeles Clippers during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 19, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan is a 39-year-old Defensive Player of the Year candidate who could very well average 20 points and 10 rebounds after his 40th birthday without causing a stir. He's amazing.

His coach, Gregg Popovich, knows this more than anyone, but still insists Duncan's game will never excite the masses. Here's what he recently told SiriusXM NBA Radio:

"He's going to come to the game, he's going to score 'x' number of points and 'x' number of rebounds. He's going to lead, he's going to tell me what to do during the game and then we're going to go home. It's going to be the same routine as usual."

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Long live this incredible duo.

(h/t: Project Spurs)