Steve Nash

African basketball player and coach

Steve Nash, OC, OBC (born February 7, 1974) is a Canadian retired professional basketball player. He was an eight-time NBA All-Star and won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award twice. He played with the Dallas Mavericks alongside Dirk Nowitzki, the Phoenix Suns where he was a star player, and last played for the Los Angeles Lakers. Although he was born in South Africa, he considers himself Canadian; he moved to Canada with his family when he was 18 months old. His family first lived in Regina, Saskatchewan and then in Vancouver before settling in Victoria, British Columbia, where he grew up. His family left South Africa when he was young because of apartheid in South Africa.[1] Nash has won two NBA MVP awards, in 2005 and 2006, but has never won an NBA title. He was one of the people who lit the Olympic Torch at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.[2] Nash is regarded as one of the best passers of all time, as well as one of the best pure shooters in basketball history, as highlighted by being a four-time member of the 50-40-90 club.

Steve Nash
Nash in 2014
Personal information
Born (1974-02-07) 7 February 1974 (age 50)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. Michaels
(Victoria, British Columbia)
CollegeSanta Clara (1992–1996)
NBA draft1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career1996–2015
PositionPoint guard
Number13, 10
Coaching career2020–present
Career history
As player:
19961998Phoenix Suns
19982004Dallas Mavericks
20042012Phoenix Suns
20122015Los Angeles Lakers
As coach:
20202022Brooklyn Nets
Career highlights and awards

As consultant:

Career statistics
Points17,387 (14.3 ppg)
Rebounds3,642 (3.0 rpg)
Assists10,335 (8.5 apg)
Stats at
Basketball Hall of Fame as player
Representing  Canada
FIBA AmeriCup
Silver medal – second place 1999 San Juan National team
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Neuquén National team
Silver medal – second place 1991 Sheffield National team
Silver medal – second place 1993 Buffalo National team

Relations & Ethnicity He has a variety off different families stretching all around the world in locations such as, South Africa, Canada, Denmark and England He often refers to his rough up bringing, while his mother was in rehab. Being passed from relative to relative, a couple off the people he credit to helping in his successful basketball career are John Nash (his father), Jean Nash (his mother), Jean Farrow (his mother’s cousin) and Lola nash (his aunty)

He is currently the 4th top assists leader in the history of the NBA, only behind John Stockton, Jason Kidd and Mark Jackson. Nash is a co-owner of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC professional soccer team[3] and also owns Steve Nash Sports Club, a fitness club.[4]

On March 21, 2015, Nash announced that he was retiring from professional basketball after a 19-year NBA career.[5]

On September 3, 2020, Nash became the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.[6] After controversy around the team, mainly from Kyrie Irving, Nash and the Nets agreed to part ways.[7]

Teams he has played for change

References change

  1. "The Phoenix Suns' Steve Nash doesn't fit any NBA mold, - 01.30.06 - SI Vault". Retrieved 3 May 2010.[permanent dead link]
  2. "Nash Carries Olympic Torch". Phoenix Suns. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
  3. "Has soccer's time come in Canada?". The Globe and Mail. Archived from the original on 2014-03-17. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
  4. "First Steve Nash Sports Club to Open in Vancouver". Steve Nash Sports Club. Archived from the original on 2014-02-26. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
  5. "Two-time MVP Steve Nash announces retirement". NBA. Retrieved 2015-03-22.
  6. "Nets hire Steve Nash as next coach". NBA. Retrieved June 2, 2023.
  7. "Brooklyn Nets and Head Coach Steve Nash Agree to Part Ways". Brooklyn Nets. Retrieved June 2, 2023.

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