The San Antonio Spurs will be without the best power forward in NBA history this season after Tim Duncan opted to call it a day after 19 highly-successful years in Texas.
Despite not taking to the court, the relationship between former player and franchise is far from over.
According to a San Antonio Express-News report, via CBS Sports, many around the organisation are expecting 'The Big Fundamental' to join the front office in the not too distant future.
The 40-year-old has been around the team throughout the past week; hitting the gym, shooting and generally just getting along with his former teammates.
Duncan has always been intrigued about how front office basketball works having disagreed with head coach Gregg Popovich and team manager R.C. Buford, on many occasions, about a player's ability before ultimately being proven wrong.
Coach Pop has said he is happy to have the five-time champion around the team and is willing to facilitate his needs, and it is clear to see the benefits of having him around - especially with the younger guys.
Duncan is a basketball man, more importantly, a Spurs man, so it comes as no surprise to see him remaining so close to the organisation that brought him so much success.