TREY’s TAKE: Word’s of Wisdom From Duncan’s Dad

Coach Popovich was emotional as he shared his thoughts about Tim Duncan with the media Tuesday.

He called Tim Duncan “…the most real, consistent, true person I have ever met in my life…so genuine, it blows your mind.”

Pop said Tim is “…irreplaceable – it can’t happen,” and “I would not be standing here if it wasn’t for Tim Duncan.”

His high praise continued when he said, “…he made a living for hundreds of us, staff and coaches, over the years and never said a word.  Just came to work every day.  Came early.  Stayed late.”

Then Coach Pop talked about Tim’s leadership, “You don’t see Timmy beating his chest as if he was the first human being to dunk the basketball, as a lot of people do these days,” Popovich said. “He’s not pointing to the sky. He’s not glamming to the cameras. He just plays, and we’ve seen it for so long it’s become almost mundane. But it’s so special that it has to be remembered.”

Saying Duncan’s leadership style was “quiet” Pop said, “You don’t see Timmy beating his chest as if he was the first human being to dunk the basketball, as a lot of people do these days,” he’s not pointing to the sky. He’s not glamming to the cameras. He just plays, and we’ve seen it for so long it’s become almost mundane. But it’s so special that it has to be remembered.”

And finally, “He doesn’t wave a towel. He doesn’t give speeches. When he speaks, it’s for a purpose. Less is more in a sense with him. So when he did speak, it meant something to people.”

Then Pop relayed a meeting he had with Tim’s dad before he passed away, “I can still remember before his father passed away, looking at me in the eye and saying, ‘I’m going to hold you responsible to make sure that when he’s done, he’s the same person that he is now.”

There’s great encouragement in those words for all moms and dads who are working hard every day to instill values in their children.  All of your hard work, the endless hours and lack of sleep, and the bruises on your knees from continuous kneeling in prayer pay off in the long run.

Be encouraged!  You are making a difference in your child’s life, and in the lives of everyone he or she will meet during their lifetime.

 

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