The San Antonio Spurs announced Tim Duncan's retirement on Monday morning but we hadn't heard from the man himself until today. The Spurs recently posted a short and sweet letter from Tim in which he thanked his fans, the San Antonio organization, his teammates, his opponents, and his friends and family. 

"If asked to write a script for my career 19 years ago, there is no way I would've been able to dream up this journey."

His retirement announcement went exactly how he wanted, with no drawn out goodbye tour or any bells and whistles, and this short and sweet letter sums up everything you need to know about the greatest power forward in NBA history.

Timmy spent all of his 19 seasons in the NBA with the Spurs, capturing five NBA titles, 2 MVPs, 3 Finals MVPs, 15 All-Star games and the best 19-year run in NBA history with a regular season record of 1,072-438.

Check out the letter below, as well as some quotes from his final Spurs press conference.