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SAN ANTONIO -- Life without Tim Duncan has officially begun for the San Antonio Spurs, even if they arent quite ready to accept it. Ricardo Quaresma Portugal Jersey .For the first time since Bill Clinton was in the White House and Men In Black was a box office hit, the Spurs will open training camp without Duncan.During the teams annual media day Monday, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich joked that Duncan is being fined daily -- $2,500 a day, every day that he does not show up.I wasnt here with him that long so its not as dramatic for me as it will be for everybody else, but it definitely feels like he should walk in any moment but he hasnt yet, Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge said.Duncan retired in July after 19 seasons as arguably the greatest power forward of all time. A two-time MVP, Duncan led San Antonio to five NBA titles and helped set a selfless, team-first standard that is the envy of many sports franchises.The transition from the Spurs reliance on the Big Three of Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili began in earnest last season with the addition of Aldridge and the continued growth of Kawhi Leonard. San Antonio continued the makeover in the offseason with the signing of Pau Gasol, but that doesnt soften the blow of losing Duncan.I think its going to hit me more tomorrow when we get on the court, Parker said. Were definitely going to miss him. You cant replace a guy like that. Hes been the face of the franchise for the last two decades. Its going to be weird. Its going to be weird without him, especially now that we have a lot of young guys, a lot of new faces and so its going to be a lot of teaching to do at the beginning of the season.Duncan will attend some practices to assist with coaching, but it will be up to Parker, Ginobili and the other veterans to acclimate the largest number of new faces in Popovichs 20 seasons as Spurs coach.San Antonio added 11 new players to its training camp roster, including rookies Dejounte Murray and Davis Bertans and free agents like Gasol and David Lee.Its a lot of fun just to think about new bodies and new blood in the gym, Popovich said. Not just the players, the staff. I dont know half of the names of the new staff we hired in the film room, interns and management and all that kind of thing. A lot of people walking around, both players and staff. It will be exciting who comes up with what ideas, who plays well and who fits together.Gasol is the most critical addition. Entering his 17th season, the 7-foot center has won two NBA championships and made his sixth All-Star appearance last season while with the Chicago Bulls.Stepping into Duncans place in the starting lineup will be one of the biggest challenges of his career.Tim has been so exceptional and unique, Gasol said. He is considered by most of us the best power forward that has ever played the game. So, Im not coming here to fill his shoes and the spot that he left, but Im here to make the best that I can to fit in as best as I can and to work with the guys that are here to win a title and work as hard as I can to do that. Its an opportunity, its a privilege but at the same time, its a huge challenge.Gasols presence will help ease the burden on Leonard and Aldridge.The All-Star forwards led San Antonio to a franchise-record 67 victories last season before falling to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference semifinals.I think everybody has to take on that burden, Aldridge said. Its not a one-players job, no one can be Tim Duncan. Its going to be everyones job. Nani Jersey .J. -- Josh Cribbs was in the Pro Bowl in February and out of a job six months later. Eduardo Portugal Jersey . Here are his mid-season NBA awards.  MVP: (KEVIN DURANT-Thunder) - Has been sensational this season and more importantly, the most consistent player in the league. Considering that his team has been without star guard Russell Westbrook and with the free agent departure of sharpshooter Kevin Martin, hes had to carry the majority of the load to not only keep his team afloat but more importantly, at an elite level. . The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Lions have not announced the hiring, which was first reported by ESPN. Lombardi, the grandson of former Green Bay Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi, has been an offensive assistant on Sean Paytons New Orleans staff since 2007. PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Junior forward Emmitt Holt had a career-high 22 points in his Providence debut, Rodney Bullock hit three 3-pointers and finished with 18 points and the Friars shot 62.5 percent in the second half to beat Vermont 80-58 on Monday night.Holt, a junior college transfer who started his college career at Indiana, made 8 of 12 from the field and had three blocked shots. Kyron Cartwright added nine points and a career-high 12 assists for Providence (1-0).A layup by Trae Bell-Haynes on the first possession of the game gave Vermont (1-1) a 2--0 lead but Bullock hit a 3-pointer 8 seconds later and Providence led the rest of the way. Blank Portugal Jersey. A jumper by Cartwright made it 46-36 with 15 minutes remaining and the Friars led by double figures the rest of the way.Payton Henson, a transfer from Tulane, led Vermont with a career-high 21 points. The Catamounts made 5 of 20 from 3-point range and were 5-of-8 from the free-throw line. Providence hit 17 of 20 foul shots. 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