Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan and the NBA's Greatest Player-Coach Relationships

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Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan and the NBA's Greatest Player-Coach Relationships
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While sports may be mostly physical in nature, over time an emotional aspect has developed. In the midst of hard hits, fierce rivalries and more lie relationships that few can say that they've experienced.

Since being drafted in 1997, Tim Duncan has built up a particularly strong bond with his San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.

Through championships and offseasons, the two have remained partners, on and off the court.

However, they aren't alone. Since the beginning of basketball, these player-coach relationships have existed. Here are five NBA duos who have shared this unique bond.

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