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Tony Parker believes Tim Duncan will return for another season

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San Antonio Spurs created franchise history on the weekend clinching their fifth NBA title against Miami Heat beating Erik Spoelstra's team 4-1 in the NBA Finals series, and Spurs' guard Tony Parker believes no one will be leaving yet, according to ESPN.

Parker's contract runs out at the end of the 2014-15 season, however with head coach Gregg Popovich keeping quiet about his future with San Antonio, Tim Duncan's contract runs out at the end of this season.

But after their magnificent win the 32-year-old spoke to ESPN and he explained that he feels no one will be leaving San Antonio yet, believing his teammates can still carry on playing for another few seasons.

"It will come to an end but I don't think next year," Parker said.

"I think everybody's going to come back. Tim and Manu are going to play until they die, so I think we are in pretty good shape."

Duncan has been offered $10.3 million by the franchise if he decides to stay on for another season.

Tim Duncan has been San Antonio's longest serving player having begun his career in 1997 and staying loyal to the Spurs, the centre won his first major in 1999 and two years later Tony Parker joined the team in 2001.

A year later Manu Ginobili joined Spurs, and since then the three players have gone on to lift four NBA titles together.

It has been a redeeming season for the 2013 runners up, having lost in the final to Miami Heat 4-3, but this season Popovich's men finished top of both the Southwest Division and the Western Conference; winning 62 games and losing 20.

Heading into the play-offs, San Antonio nearly faced an early exit beating Dallas Mavericks 4-3 in the first round; but after this victory they sailed past Portland Trail Blazers 4-1 and Oklahoma City Thunder 4-2 after a slip of losing two games on the bounce.

The final was a savouring moment for both teams, but throughout the tournament San Antonio had belief about their game and stole the show in Miami to turn the series into their hands heading back to the AT&T Centre.

Of all the 23 games in the play-offs, four players in Popovich's managed to start in all 23. Tony Parker recorded the best points per game average in the Spurs team at 17.1, while Duncan, at 38, scored an average of 16.3 points a game.

Ginobili didn't start a single game of the 23, but managed one of the best free-throw percentages in the team.

Meanwhile for Kawhi Leonard, the 22-year-old went on to win the NBA Finals MVP after an outstanding run of form which has tipped the youngster to become a NBA legend.

There may be another season on the cards for Tim Duncan, as the idea of defending their title for another year could tempt the centre into signing a new deal, as it seems the rest of the squad have the same ambition to win number six next season.

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