TIM DUNCAN



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Tim Duncan



Position: Center / Post
Height: 7'0" / 213 cms
Weight: 260 lbs. / 118 kgs
Born: April 25, 1976
College: Wake Forest University
NBA Team: San Antonio Spurs


(as of 7/7/2004)


NBA Highlights:
• NBA Most Valuable Player (2): 2003, 2002
• NBA Finals MVP (2): 2003, 1999
• IBM Award (all-around contributions to team's success) (1): 2002
• All-NBA First Team (7): 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998
• NBA All-Defensive First Team (5): 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999
• NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2): 2004, 1998
• NBA Rookie of the Year (1): 1998
• NBA All-Rookie First Team (1): 1998
• NBA All-Star (6): 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1998
• NBA All-Star Game Co-MVP (1): 2000

On Playing For USA Basketball in 2003:
"I'm excited and looking forward to wearing the USA team uniform again. It is an honor to represent the United States in this very important international competition. I'm looking forward to playing with a great collection of players on the USA Team and qualifying the United States for the 2004 Olympics."

USA BASKETBALL NOTES:
•Has been a member of five previous USA Basketball teams and has played in 40 international games.

•Named the recipient of USA Basketball’s 2004 Male Athlete of the Year.

•Helped lead the USA to a 10-0 record, the gold medal and a qualifying berth for the 2004 Olympics at the Aug. 20-31 FIBA Americas Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Puerto Rico. Started all nine games he played in, averaged team bests of 15.6 ppg., 8.0 rpg., 1.56 bpg., and added 3.4 apg. (3rd on team), shot 60.7 percent (54-89 FGs) from the field, and 86.5 percent (32-37 FTs) from the foul line.

•Named to the five-member 2003 FIBA Americas Olympic Qualifying All-Tournament Team.

•He finished the tournament ranked overall fifth in scoring, third in rebounding, sixth in field goal percentage, and fourth in blocked shots.

•Scored in double figures in eight of nine games, recorded or tied for team highs in scoring and rebounding in four games each.

'•Recorded team bests of 23 points (11-15 FGs) and 14 rebounds in gold medal game win over Argentina, also had 19 points, nine rebounds and six assists in second round victory over Argentina. Scored 17 points (8-10 FGs) against Brazil, posted 13 points and 13 boards against Venezuela.

•Recorded 21 points and 15 rebounds in 28 minutes of action in the USA’s 101-74 exhibition game victory over Puerto Rico on Aug. 17 in New York, N.Y.
•Named among the first four players selected for the 2003 USA Senior National Team on Feb. 13, 2003.

•Named to the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team, however, he withdrew Aug. 19, 2000, because of a knee injury (torn cartilage in his left knee) suffered against Sacramento on April 11 which also forced him to miss the Spurs final four regular season games and all four playoff games.

•As a member of the 1999 USA Olympic Qualifying Team, he averaged 12.7 ppg., 9.1 rpg. and 2.4 bpg. and assisted the USA to a 10-0 finish, the gold medal and a qualifying berth for the 2000 Olympics.

•Selected as a member of the gold medal winning 1996 USA Men's COPABA 22 & Under World Championship Qualifying Team and averaged team highs of 13.8 ppg., 9.4 rpg. and 2.4 bpg. Recorded 26 points and 15 rebounds in the 119-83 gold medal game victory over Puerto Rico.

•Named to the 1995 gold medal winning USA World University Games Team that finished 7-0 and won the gold medal. Averaged 8.7 ppg., and team bests of 6.3 rpg., 2.9 bpg., and shot a team leading 69.2 percent (27-39 FGs).

•Named to the 1994 bronze medal winning USA Goodwill Games Team, averaged 3.8 ppg., 5.0 rpg.

•Twice as a member of USA Basketball collegiate teams he faced in exhibition games USA Senior National teams consisting of NBA players. Facing the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team and centers Shaquille O'Neal, David Robinson and Hakeem Olajuwon in an exhibition game in Auburn Hills, Michigan, he finished with nine points and six rebounds in 27 minutes as the USA Olympic squad rallied to earn a 96-90 win. Following the '94 Goodwill Games, he recorded eight points, five rebounds in 23 minutes in a 113-75 loss to the 1994 USA World Championship Team that included Shaquille O'Neal and Alonzo Mourning in Oakland, California.

NBA NOTES:
•Is just the second player in NBA history to be named to both an All-NBA Team and an All-Defensive Team in each of his first seven seasons (former Spurs teammate and three-time Olympian David Robinson was the first and did so in each of his first seven seasons).

•Has started 519 of the 520 games he has played in and has missed only 22 games in his seven NBA seasons (he missed eight in the 1999-2000 season and 13 in 2003-04, ).
•In 82 Playoff games he has averaged 23.9 ppg., 13.1 rpg., 3.9 apg., 2.94 bpg., and shot 50.7 percent from the field overall.

•Was the lone player in 2003-04 to finish in the top 10 in points, rebounds, blocked shots and field goal percentage. Averaged 22.3 ppg. (eighth in the NBA), 12.4 rpg. (tied for second), 2.68 blocked shots a game (fourth), and shot 50.1 percent from the field overall (10th). Also finished ranked second in efficiency ranking (26.80), third in defensive rebounds (632), fourth in free throws attempted (588), 14th in the field goals made (592), 16th in offensive rebounds (227).

•In the 2004 Playoffs he averaged 22.1 ppg., 11.3 rpg., 2.0 bpg., 3.2 apg., and shot 52.2 percent from the field.

•Named in 2003-04 All-NBA First Team for the the seventh straight year (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004), becoming just the sixth player in NBA history to make the All-NBA First Team in each of his first seven seasons, joining Hall of Famers Elgin Baylor, Larry Bird, George Mikan, Bob Pettit, and Oscar Robertson.

•Named in 2003-04 NBA All-Defensive Second Team.

•Named a starter for the 2004 NBA All-Star Game, recorded 14 points, 13 rebounds, and five assists in 26 minutes.

•In 2002-03, averaged 23.3 ppg. (seventh in the NBA), 12.9 rpg. (third), 2.92 bpg. (third), 3.9 apg. (tied for 38th), 39.3 minutes per game (17th), while shooting 51.3 percent (seventh) from the floor, and 71.0 percent from the foul line. Listed second in efficiency ranking (29.94), and also ranked third in defensive rebounds per game (9.7), fifth in field goals made (714), fifth in offensive rebounds per game (3.2), sixth in free throws attempted (634) and was 11th in free throws made (450).

•In 2003, for the second straight year, he was named the league's MVP. It was the first time since Michael Jordan in 1991 and 1992 that the same player was selected MVP two consecutive years.

•Named 2002-03 NBA All-Defensive First Team, marking his fifth consecutive selection to the top defensive squad.

•Named MVP of the 2003 NBA Finals after leading Spurs to the title and averaging 24.7 points, 15.4 rebounds, 3.29 blocked shots in 42.5 minutes in San Antonio's 24 2003 Playoff games. Averaged 28.0 ppg., 16.7 rpg., and 3.0 bpg. against Mavs in Western Conference Finals; averaged 28.0 ppg., 11.8 rpg. versus Lakers in Western Conference Semifinals; posted 18.7 ppg. and 16.0 rpg. in first round of playoffs against the Suns.

•Holds NBA Finals record for most blocked shots with 32 in 2003, and shares NBA Finals single-game record for blocks with eight (6/15/03).

•Started for the 2003 NBA All-Star Western Conference Team, recorded 19 points and a game high 15 rebounds while playing 40 minutes.

•Named the NBA's 2002 Most Valuable Player after averaging 25.5 points, 12.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.48 blocked shots, and shooting 50.8 percent from the field and 79.9 percent from the foul line, while starting in all 82 games.

•Became just the fifth player in NBA history to rank among the top five in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots.

•Named to 2002 All-NBA First Team and All-Defensive First Team, and won the 2002 IBM Award (for all-around contributions to team's success).

•Recorded 14 points and 14 rebounds in 29 minutes as a starter in the 2002 NBA All-Star Game.

•Became the 14th player in league history to finish with 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a season (2001-02).

•Named in 2000-01 to both the All-NBA First Team and NBA All-Defensive First Team, and finished second in MVP voting (behind Allen Iverson) after averaging 22.2 ppg. (14th in the NBA), 12.2 rpg. (4th), 3.0 apg. and 2.34 blocks (7th) and shot 49.9 percent (12th).

•In 1999-2000, collected All-NBA First Team and All-Defensive First Team honors. Recorded 23.2 ppg. (9th in the NBA), 12.4 rpg. (3rd), 3.2 apg., 2.23 bpg (7th) and shot 49.0 percent from the field (19th).

•Voted co-Most Valuable Player (along with Shaquille O'Neal) of the 2000 NBA All-Star Game after finishing with 24 points and 14 rebounds.

•Suffered a knee injury (torn left lateral meniscus) against Sacramento on April 11, 2000, which forced him to miss the Spurs final four regular season games and all four playoff games. Had surgery on his left knee on May 24, 2000.

•Named MVP of the 1999 NBA Finals after leading Spurs to the title and averaging 27.4 points, 14.0 rebounds, 2.20 blocked shots in 45.8 minutes in five games versus the New York Knicks.

•During San Antonio's 15-2 run in the 1999 postseason, he averaged overall 23.2 ppg., 11.5 rpg. 2.64 bpg., 2.8 apg., while shooting 51.1 percent from the field. He led the Spurs to a 3-1 series victory over Minnesota in the first round, then, averaging 29.0 ppg. and 10.8 rpg., led San Antonio to a 4-0 sweep of the Lakers in the second round. After helping San Antonio to a 4-0 sweep of Portland to win the Western Conference, he led the Spurs to a 4-1 series victory over New York to win the NBA title.

•Collected in 1999 All-NBA First Team, All-Defensive First Team honors and finished third in MVP voting.

•Led San Antonio to the 1999 NBA Championship in just his second season. Averaged during the regular season 21.7 ppg. (7th in the NBA), 11.4 rpg. (5th), 2.52 bpg. (7th) and shot 49.5 percent (10th) from the floor overall, while playing in all 50 games.

•Led the Spurs in 1998-99 to a 37-13 regular season record to win the Midwest Division and post the NBA's best mark.

•As a rookie in 1997-98 was the runaway choice for 1998 NBA Rookie of the Year honors and finished fifth in league MVP voting.

•Led the NBA in double-doubles with 57, ranked as the NBA's 12th leading scorer (21.1 ppg.), third in rebounding (11.9 rpg.), fourth in field goal percentage (.549), sixth in blocked shots (2.51 bpg.) and 13th in minutes played (39.1).

•Became just the 19th rookie in NBA history to average 20-plus points and 10-plus rebounds.

•Named to the 1998 All-NBA First Team and became the ninth rookie ever to be voted to the first team and the first since Larry Bird did so in 1979-80. At 22 years and three weeks old, he was also the second youngest selection ever, trailing only Max Zaslofsky, who was 21 years and four months old when he was voted onto the 1946-47 All-NBA First Team.

•Named to the 1998 All-Defensive Second Team, just the fifth rookie ever named to an All-Defensive Team.

•Named the NBA Rookie of the Month all six months, joining Ralph Sampson and David Robinson as the only players to sweep the honor.

•Named to the 1998 NBA All-Star East Team and finished with two points and 11 rebounds in 14 minutes.

•Drafted in the first round, No. 1 overall, of the 1997 NBA Draft by San Antonio.

COLLEGE NOTES:
• Attended Wake Forest and was named college basketball's consensus Player of the Year in 1996-97. Won 1997 National Player of the Year awards from the Associated Press, National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and US Basketball Writers and also won the Naismith and Wooden Awards as the top collegiate player.

• Named 1997 Associated Press All-America First Team by a unanimous vote, 1996 All-American, and was also selected the NABC National Defensive Player of the Year three straight years (1995, 1996, 1997).

• In four seasons at Wake Forest he helped guide his teams to an overall record of 97-31 (.758 winning percentage), four NCAA Tournament appearances and a pair of ACC Tournament titles.

• Was the 10th player in NCAA Division I history to score 2,000 points and grab 1,500 rebounds in his career.

• Finished his collegiate career as the all-time leading shot-blocker in Atlantic Coast Conference history with 481 and second in NCAA annals behind Colgate's Adonal Foyle. Also finished third on the ACC career rebounding list with 1,570.

• In 1996-97, led NCAA Division I in rebounding (14.7 rpg.), was 10th in blocked shots (3.3 bpg.) And field goal percentage (.608), and was 28th in scoring (20.8 ppg.).

• Named the 1996 and 1997 ACC Player of the Year, All-ACC Tournament in 1995, 1996 and 1997, All-ACC First Team in 1995, 1996 and 1997, and MVP of the 1996 ACC Tournament.

• Led the conference in 1996-97 in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage and blocked shots to become the first player in conference history to lead all four of those categories.

• As a junior, he was named ACC Tournament MVP after leading Wake to its second straight league title and setting a conference record for rebounds with 56 in three games.

• Started 127 of 128 games in his four years at Wake Forest, missing his only start as a freshman on Senior Night.

• Earned a degree in psychology from Wake Forest.

PERSONAL NOTES:
•He and his wife, Amy, were married in the summer of 2001.

•He and his wife created the Tim Duncan Foundation in November 2001. The Foundations is setup to serve "the areas of health awareness and research, education and youth sports and recreation" in San Antonio, Winston-Salem and U.S. Virgin Islands.

•Winner of the 2001 Home Team Community Service Award given by the Fannie Mae Foundation and the NBA.

•Named one of the "Good Guys" in sports by The Sporting News in both 2001 and 2002.

•Born April 25, 1976 in St. Croix, Virgin Islands.

•Has two sisters, Cheryl and Tricia. Tricia was a member of the Virgin Islands swim team in the 1988 Olympics.

•Was an outstanding swimmer who began playing organized basketball in the ninth grade after Hurricane Hugo destroyed his local pool in 1989.

USA Basketball Statistics:
  G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
2003 OLYQ
9/ 9
54-89
.607
0-2
.000
32-37
.865
72/8.0
140/15.6
31
14
2003 SNT
1/1
8-14
.571
0-1
.000
5-5
1.000
15/15.0
21/21.0
1
0
1999 TOA
10/10
53- 79
.671
0- 0
.---
21- 28
.750
91/9.1
127/12.7
13
24
1999 SNT 1/1 3- 8 .375 0- 0 .--- 3- 7 .429 8/ 8.0 9/ 9.0 2 2
1996 EXH 1/1 2- 6 .333 0- 0 .--- 5- 6 .833 6/ 6.0 9/ 9.0 1 0
1996 22U
5/4
28- 34
.824
0- 0
.---
13- 19
.684
47/9.4
69/13.8
5
12
1995 WUG
7/5
27- 39
.692
3- 5
.600
4- 9
.444
44/6.3
61/ 8.7
3
20
1994 EXH 1/0 3- 9 .333 0- 0 .--- 2- 2 1.000 5/ 5.0 8/ 8.0 0 0
1994 GWG
5/3
8- 16
.500
0- 1
.000
3- 5
.600
25/5.0
19/ 3.8
1
3
TOTALS
40/34
186-294
.632
3- 9
.333
88-118
.746
313/ 7.8
463/ 11.6
57
75

2003 OLYQ - 2003 FIBA Americas Olympic Qualifier, San Juan, Puerto Rico (the USA finished 10-0, won the gold medal, and earned a qualifying berth for the 2004 Olympics).
2003 SNT -
2003 USA Senior National Team Exhibition Game (the USA defeated Puerto Rico 101-74).
1999 TOA
- 1999 Pre-Olympic Tournament of the Americas, San Juan, Puerto Rico (the USA finished 10-0, won the gold medal and qualified the USA for the 2000 Olympics).
1999 SNT - 1999 USA Senior National Team Exhibition Game (the USA defeated Canada 97-69 on July 11, 1999 in Orlando, Florida).
1996 EXH -1996 22 & Under World Championship Qualifying Team played an exhibition game against the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team (U.S. Olympic Team won 96-90 on July 6, 1996 in Detroit, Michigan).
1996 22U - 1996 22 and Under World Championship Qualifying Tournament, Caguas, Puerto Rico (the USA finished 5-0 and won the gold medal).
1995 WUG - 1995 World University Games, Fukuoka, Japan (the USA finished 7-0 and won the gold medal).
1994 EXH -1994 Goodwill Games Team played an exhibition game against the 1994 USA World Championship Team (USA World Championship Team won 113-75 on July 31, 1994 in Oakland, California).
1994 GWG - 1994 Goodwill Games, St. Petersburg, Russia (the USA finished 3-2 and won the bronze medal).

NBA Regular Season Statistics:
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
2003-04
69/68
592-1181
.501
2- 12
.167
352- 588
.599
859/12.4
1538/ 22.3
213
185
2002-03
81/81
714-1392
.513
6-22
.184
450-634
.710
1,043/12.9
1,884/23.3
316
237
2001-02
82/82
764-1504
.508
1-10
.100
560-701
.799
1042/12.7
2089/27.8
307
203
2000-01
82/82
702-1406
.499
7-27
.259
409-662
.618
997/12.2
1820/22.2
245
192
1999-00
74/74
628-1281
.490
1-11
.090
459-603
.761
918/12.4
1716/23.2
234
165
1998-99
50/50
418- 845
.495
1- 7
.143
247-358
.690
571/11.4
1084/21.7
121
126
1997-98
82/82
706-1287
.549
0-10
.000
319-482
.662
977/11.9
1731/21.1
224
206
TOTALS
520/519
4524-8896
.509
18- 99
.182
2796-4028
.694
6407/12.3
11,862/ 22.8
1660
1314

 

College Statistics:
YEAR G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
1996-97
31/31
234-385
.608
6-22
.273
171-269
.636
457/14.7
645/20.8
98
102
1995-96
32/32
228-411
.555
7-23
.304
149-217
.687
395/12.3
612/19.1
93
120
1994-95
32/32
208-352
.591
3- 7
.429
118-159
.742
401/12.5
537/16.8
67
135
1993-94
33/32
120-220
.545
1- 1
1.000
82-110
.745
317/ 9.6
323/ 9.8
30
124
TOTALS
128/127
790-1368
.577
17-53
.321
520-755
.689
1570/14.7
2117/16.5
288
481