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Encyclopedia > Steve Nash
Steve Nash
Position Point guard
Height ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 178 lb (81 kg)
League NBA
Team Phoenix Suns
Jersey #13
Born 7 February 1974 (1974-02-07) (age 34)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Nationality Canadian
College Santa Clara University
Draft 15th overall, 1996
Phoenix Suns
Pro career 1996–present
Former teams Phoenix Suns (1996–1998)
Dallas Mavericks (1998–2004)
Awards 2x NBA MVP (2005, 2006)
6x All-Star
6x All-NBA selection
Official profile Info Page

Stephen John Nash, OC, OBC (born 7 February 1974),[1][2][3] is a Canadian professional basketball player who plays point guard for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nash, who was born in South Africa but grew up in Canada, enjoyed a successful high-school basketball career, and he was eventually given a scholarship by Santa Clara University. In his four seasons with the Broncos, the team made three NCAA Tournament appearances, and Nash was twice named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year. Bob Cousy Point guard (PG), also called the one or the ball-handler, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Look up pound in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Kg redirects here. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the city in South Africa. ... Santa Clara University is a private, co-educational Jesuit-affiliated university located in Santa Clara, California. ... The 1996 NBA Draft was the 54th draft in the National Basketball Association. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... The National Basketball Association first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1955-56 NBA season. ... The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... The Associated Press All-NBA Team, also known simply as the All-NBA Team, is an annual honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season. ... The Order of Canada is the highest civilian honour within the Canadian system of honours, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the orders Latin motto, taken from Hebrews 11:16, desiderantes meliorem patriam, meaning they desire a better country. ... The Order of British Columbia is British Columbias highest award for outstanding achievement. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Main articles: History of Canada, Timeline of Canadian history Parts of Canada have been inhabited by aboriginal peoples (known as First Nations) for at least 40,000 years. ... This article is about the sport. ... Bob Cousy Point guard (PG), also called the one or the ball-handler, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... NBA redirects here. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Santa Clara University is a private, co-educational Jesuit-affiliated university located in Santa Clara, California. ... This article is about NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship. ... The West Coast Conference is an NCAA collegiate athletic conference consisting of eight member schools in California, Oregon, and Washington. ...


After graduating from Santa Clara as the team's all-time leader in assists, he entered the 1996 NBA Draft and was selected as the 15th pick by the Phoenix Suns. He made a minimal impact, and was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in 1998. By his third season with the Mavericks, he was voted into his first NBA All-Star Game and had earned his first All-NBA selection. Together with Dirk Nowitzki and Michael Finley, Nash led the Mavericks to the Western Conference Finals the following season. However, he became a free agent after the 2003–04 season and returned to the Phoenix Suns. In basketball, an assist is attributed to a player who passes the ball to a teammate in a way that leads to a score by field goal, meaning that he or she was assisting in the basket. ... The 1996 NBA Draft was the 54th draft in the National Basketball Association. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... The Associated Press All-NBA Team, also known simply as the All-NBA Team, is an annual honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season. ... Dirk Werner Nowitzki (pronounced ) (born June 19, 1978) is a German professional basketball player who plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. ... Michael Howard Finley (born March 6, 1973, in Melrose Park, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player who is currently with the NBAs San Antonio Spurs. ... The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ...


In the 2004–05 season, Nash led the Suns to the Western Conference Finals, and was named the league's Most Valuable Player (MVP). He was named MVP again in the 2005–06 season, and missed out on a third consecutive MVP title to Nowitzki the next season. Named by ESPN in 2006 as the ninth greatest point guard of all time, Nash has led the league in assists and free-throw percentage at various points in his career, although he has occasionally been criticized for his poor defence. He is also ranked as one of the top players in league history for three-point shooting, free-throw shooting, total assists and assists per game. National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player Award was first awarded after the 1955-56 NBA season. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... It has been suggested that Three point play be merged into this article or section. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2007 In basketball, a three-point field goal, three-pointer, three-point shot, or simply three is a field goal made from beyond the three point line, a designated semi-ellipsoid arc radiating from the basket. ...


Nash, who is married, is involved in charity and humanitarian work, and he is also interested in soccer and film-making. In 2006, Time magazine named Nash as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. On 28 December 2007 it was announced that Nash would receive Canada's highest civilian honour, the Order Of Canada,[4] and on 3 June 2008, it was announced that Nash would receive a star on Canada's Walk of Fame.[5] TIME redirects here. ... is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Order of Canada is the highest civilian honour within the Canadian system of honours, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the orders Latin motto, taken from Hebrews 11:16, desiderantes meliorem patriam, meaning they desire a better country. ... -1... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Canadas Walk of Fame acknowledges the achievements and accomplishments of successful Canadians. ...

Contents

Early life

My heroes were Isiah Thomas, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson. I think they were just so competitive and creative. Especially Isiah, he was somebody that wasn't very tall. He had played the game mostly on the floor and it made me feel that I could find a way to do the same.
—Steve Nash[6]

Steve Nash was born in Johannesburg, South Africa to a Welsh mother and English father on 7 February 1974. His family moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, when he was 18 months old, and then again to Vancouver, before finally settling in Victoria, British Columbia.[7] Although Nash played in soccer and ice hockey, he did not start playing basketball until he was 12 or 13.[6] However, in eighth grade, he told his mother that one day he would play in the NBA and become a star.[7] Isiah Lord Thomas III () (born April 30, 1961, in Chicago, Illinois) is a retired American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and is currently the head coach of the NBAs New York Knicks. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ... This article is about the city in South Africa. ... This article is about Welsh people who are considered to be an ethnic group and a nation. ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Floreat Regina (Let Regina Flourish) Location of Regina in the SE quadrant of Saskatchewan Coordinates: , Country Province District Municipality of Sherwood Established 1882 Government  - City Mayor Pat Fiacco  - Governing body Regina City Council  - MPs Dave Batters Ralph Goodale Tom Lukiwski Andrew Scheer  - MLAs Ron Harper Bill Hutchinson Warren... For other uses, see Saskatchewan (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city of Victoria. ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... Soccer redirects here. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ...


Nash originally attended Mount Douglas Secondary School, but after his grades began to drop, his parents decided to enroll him at St. Michaels University School, a private boarding school.[8] At St. Michaels, he starred in basketball, soccer, and rugby union. While playing basketball during his senior season, Nash almost averaged a triple-double with 21.3 points, 11.2 assists, and 9.1 rebounds per game.[9] In the 1991–92 season, he led his team in his final year to the British Columbia AAA provincial championship title, and was named the province's player of the year.[10] Motto Nulla Praemia Sine Opera (Latin for Mr Kidd Runs the Show) Address 3970 Gordon Head Road Satellite image Town Saanich, BC Established 1939 Community Suburban Type Public Secondary Religious Affiliation None Students Co-educational Enrollment 1,000+ Principals Dr. John Fawcett, Mr. ... St. ... A boarding school is usually a fee-charging school where some or all pupils not only study, but also live during term time, with their fellow students and possibly teachers. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... A triple-double is a basketball term, defined as an individual performance in a game in which a player accumulates double-digit totals (i. ... The slam dunk by LeBron James is a field goal worth 2 points. ... In basketball, an assist is attributed to a player who passes the ball to a teammate in a way that leads to a score by field goal, meaning that he or she was assisting in the basket. ... A rebound in basketball is the act of successfully gaining possession of the basketball after a missed field goal or free throw. ...


College career

Although Nash's high school coach, Ian Hyde-Lay, sent letters of inquiry and highlight reels on Nash's behalf to over 30 American universities, Nash was not recruited by any university,[7] until Santa Clara University head coach Dick Davey requested video footage of the young guard. After watching his Nash in person, Davey said he was, "was nervous as hell just hoping that no one else would see him. It didn't take a Nobel Prize winner to figure out this guy's pretty good. It was just a case of hoping that none of the big names came around."[8] However, Davey told Nash that Nash was "the worst defensive player" he had ever seen.[8] Santa Clara University is a private, co-educational Jesuit-affiliated university located in Santa Clara, California. ... The Nobel Prize (Swedish: ) was established in Alfred Nobels will in 1895, and it was first awarded in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace in 1901. ...


Nash was awarded a scholarship by Santa Clara for the 1992–93 season. At that time, it had been five years since the Broncos appeared in the NCAA tournament. That changed when Nash led the Broncos to a West Coast Conference (WCC) title and an upset win over the No. 2 seeded Arizona Wildcats in the first round of the 1993 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.[7] In that game, Nash scored six straight free throws in the last 30 seconds of the contest.[8] Although Santa Clara was defeated by Temple University in the next round, the 1992–93 campaign was considered a successful one. However, the Broncos failed to sustain the momentum the following season, and only managed a 5–7 record in the conference.[7] The team rebounded in 1994–95, with Nash being named Conference Player of the Year and the Broncos topping the WCC.[7] Featuring the league leader for scoring and assists in Nash, the Broncos returned to the NCAA tournament, but they were defeated by Mississippi State University.[7] After the season, Nash contemplated turning professional, but decided against it when he learned that he would probably not be considered a first-round pick in the 1995 NBA Draft.[7] The West Coast Conference is an NCAA collegiate athletic conference consisting of eight member schools in California, Oregon, and Washington. ... The athletic teams at the University of Arizona are known as the Arizona Wildcats. ... The 1993 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... It has been suggested that Three point play be merged into this article or section. ... For the private Christian university in Tennessee, see Tennessee Temple University. ... Mississippi State University is a land-grant university located in north east-central Mississippi, United States, in the town of Starkville and is situated 125 miles (200 km) northeast of Jackson and 23 miles (37 km) west of Columbus. ... The 1995 NBA Draft took place on 28 June 1995 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


In the 1995–96 season, Nash began attracting the attention of the national media and professional scouts. He had spent the summer before that honing his skills, playing with the national team and working out with the likes of established NBA players Jason Kidd and Gary Payton.[7] Santa Clara again captured the WCC title, and for the second consecutive year, Nash was named Conference Player of the Year, the first Bronco to do so since Kurt Rambis.[9] The Broncos were eliminated by Kansas University in the NCAA tournament, but Nash's performances ensured that he was named Honorable Mention All-America as a senior by The Associated Press and the USBWA. He also finished his career as Santa Clara's all-time leader in career assists (510), free-throw percentage (.862), and made and attempted three-pointers (263–656).[9] He remains third on the school's all-time scoring list (1,689), and holds Santa Clara's single-season free-throw percentage record (.894).[9] In September 2006, Nash had his jersey (#11) retired, becoming the first Santa Clara student-athlete to receive that honour.[11] The Canadian national mens basketball team represents Canada in international basketball competitions. ... Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... Darrell Kurt Rambis (born February 25, 1958 in Cupertino, California) is an American former professional basketball player and current assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... The University of Kansas (often referred to as just KU or Kansas) is an institution of higher learning located in Lawrence, Kansas. ... Associated Press logo This article concerns the news service. ... The United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) was founded in 1956 by Walter Byers and serves the interests of jounalists who cover college basketball. ... In basketball, a three-point field goal, three-pointer, three-point shot, or, simply, three is a field goal made from beyond the three point line, a designated semi-ellipsoid arc radiating from the basket. ...


NBA career

First stint in Phoenix

Nash averaged only 10.5 minutes a game in his rookie year.
Nash averaged only 10.5 minutes a game in his rookie year.

After graduating with a degree in sociology,[8] Nash was selected 15th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the 1996 NBA Draft. Upon hearing the draft announcement, Suns fans booed in disapproval of the relatively unknown player.[8] This was because despite his impressive college accomplishments, Nash had not played in one of the major college conferences. During his first two seasons in the NBA, Nash played a supporting role behind NBA star point guards Jason Kidd and Kevin Johnson, and later, Sam Cassell.[7] In his rookie season, he only managed 10.5 minutes a game,[12] but in his second season, his playing time increased significantly and he was even ranked 13th in the league for three-point field-goal percentage.[7] Nevertheless, the Canadian's tenure with the Suns was not to last. While at Santa Clara, Nash had met and befriended Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Donnie Nelson, who worked for the Golden State Warriors at that time. After moving to Dallas, Nelson was able to convince his father, Don Nelson—then the Mavericks coach and general manager—to acquire the under-utilized Nash.[7] Following the 1998 NBA Draft, Nash was traded from the Suns to the Mavericks in exchange for Martin Muursepp, Bubba Wells, the draft rights to Pat Garrity and a first-round draft pick.[7] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 583 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (862 × 886 pixel, file size: 165 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) From Image:Steve Nash. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 583 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (862 × 886 pixel, file size: 165 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) From Image:Steve Nash. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The 1996 NBA Draft was the 54th draft in the National Basketball Association. ... The BCS Conferences are the six major NCAA Division I-A conferences that receive an automatic bid into the Bowl Championship Series every year. ... Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks. ... For other uses, see Kevin Johnson (disambiguation). ... Samuel James Cassell (born November 18, 1969 in Baltimore, Maryland), commonly referred to as Sam Cassell, is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the NBAs Boston Celtics. ... Santa Clara University is a private, co-educational Jesuit-affiliated university located in Santa Clara, California. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... Donnie Nelson is the General Manager and president of basketball operations for the Dallas Mavericks, an NBA team. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... Donald Arvid Nelson (born May 15, 1940 in Muskegon, Michigan) is an NBA head coach. ... The 1998 NBA Draft took place on 24 June 1998 in General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Martin Müürsepp (born September 26, 1974 in Tallinn, Estonian SSR, USSR) is an Estonian professional basketball player. ... Charles Richard Bubba Wells (born July 26, 1974 in Russellville, Kentucky) is an American former professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks. ... Patrick Joseph Garrity (born August 23, 1976 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is an NBA basketball player, currently playing for the Orlando Magic. ...


Dallas

It was in Dallas that Nash established himself as one of the best point guards in the NBA. During his first year as a Maverick (the lockout-shortened 1998–99 season) he started in all 40 games he played in, and averaged 7.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game.[12] The Mavericks failed to make the playoffs but in the 1999–2000 season, the team's prospects improved considerably. Nash missed 25 mid-season games due to an ankle injury, but came back to record six double-doubles in the last month of play.[9] He finished the season with averages of 8.6 points and 4.9 assists per game.[12] More importantly for the team, second-year teammate and friend Dirk Nowitzki was blossoming quickly into a top player, veteran Michael Finley was having an All-Star-calibre year, and the team's new owner, billionaire Mark Cuban, was bringing new energy and excitement to the franchise. Nash now had a supportive environment in which he could thrive. A lockout is a work stoppage in which an employer prevents employees from working. ... The 1999 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1998-99 season. ... A double-double is a basketball term, defined as an individual performance in a game in which a player accumulates a double digit number in any two of these categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocked shots. ... Dirk Werner Nowitzki (pronounced ) (born June 19, 1978) is a German professional basketball player who plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. ... Michael Howard Finley (born March 6, 1973, in Melrose Park, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player who is currently with the NBAs San Antonio Spurs. ... The NBA staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)[1] is an American billionaire entrepreneur. ...


In the 2000–01 season, Nash averaged 15.6 points and 7.3 assists per game in a breakout season.[12] With Nash directing the team's offence, Nowitzki and Finley playing at their best, and the acquisition of All-Star Juwan Howard complementing the high-scoring trio, the Mavericks earned a playoff berth for the first time in more than a decade. Dallas lost in the Western Conference Semifinals four games to one to the San Antonio Spurs, but it marked the beginning of a memorable run for Nash and the Mavericks.[13] In the 2001–02 season, Nash posted career-highs of 17.9 points and 7.7 assists per game[12] and earned a spot in the NBA All-Star Game and on the All-NBA Third Team.[14][15] He was now an All-Star, increasingly appearing in television commercials and, with Finley and Nowitzki, a part of the Dallas Mavericks "Big Three."[16] Dallas earned another trip to the playoffs but lost again in the Semifinals to the Sacramento Kings four games to one.[17] Juwan Antonio Howard (born February 7, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the Minnesota Timberwolves. ... The 2001 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 2000-01 season. ... The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... The Associated Press All-NBA Team, also known simply as the All-NBA Team, is an annual honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season. ... The 2002 NBA Playoffs were the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 2001-02 season. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ...


Nash closely replicated his previous season's performance in the 2002–03 season, averaging 17.7 points and 7.3 assists per game,[12] again earning All-Star and All-NBA Third Team honours.[14][18] Nowitzki and Nash led the Mavericks from a 14-game winning streak to open the season all the way to the Western Conference Finals, where they lost to the eventual NBA champions, the San Antonio Spurs four games to two.[19] It was only the second Conference Finals appearance in the franchise's history. The 2003–04 season saw an offensively-boosted Mavericks roster (with the acquisitions of Antoine Walker and Antawn Jamison) but a dip in Nash's scoring contributions. As a result he was not selected for the All-Star and All-NBA team rosters even though he achieved new career highs in assists per game (8.8) and free-throw accuracy (91.6%).[12] In the playoffs, the fifth-seeded Dallas failed to make progress yet again as the Sacramento Kings saw them off four games to one.[20] Antoine Devon Walker (born August 12, 1976, in Chicago, Illinois, United States) is a Chinese-American professional basketball player with the National Basketball Associations Minnesota Timberwolves, his fifth team since his NBA career started in 1996. ... Antawn Cortez Jamison [pronounced an-TWAHN] (born June 12, 1976, in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 2004 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2003-2004 season. ...


After the 2003–04 season, Nash became a free agent and attempted to negotiate a long-term contract with Cuban. Cuban wanted to build his franchise around the younger Nowitzki and did not want to risk signing the aging Nash to a long-term deal, and offered Nash a four-year deal worth about $9 million annually, with a fifth year partially guaranteed. The Phoenix Suns on the other hand offered the point guard a six-year, $63 million contract. Nash was reluctant to leave Dallas and returned to Cuban to see if he would match the deal; Cuban did not, and Nash signed for the Suns for 2004–05 season. The Canadian would go on to win two League MVP awards with Phoenix, and on a 14 June 2006 appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, Cuban wondered out loud, "... you know Steve's a great guy and I love him to death, but why couldn't he play like an MVP for us?"[21] In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City. ...


Return to Phoenix

After Nash's return to Phoenix in 2004, the Suns won 33 more games than they did the previous season.
After Nash's return to Phoenix in 2004, the Suns won 33 more games than they did the previous season.

Nash joined a Suns team which had emerging young players in Shawn Marion, Joe Johnson and Amare Stoudemire. In the season before Nash arrived, the Suns had recorded a 29–53 win–loss record,[7] and they were projected to have another poor season. Head coach Mike D'Antoni favoured an up-tempo style of basketball; this required smaller and more athletic players with the capability to outrun and outshoot their opponents. Nash's familiarity with this style combined with the athleticism of his teammates produced an NBA-best 62–20 record and a points per game average of 110.4, the highest in a decade.[22] The catalyst of this turnaround, Nash averaged 11.5 assists per game while making 50.2% of his field goals and 43.1% of his three-pointers in the regular season.[12][23] He edged Shaquille O'Neal to win the 2004–05 NBA MVP award,[24] becoming the first Canadian to earn the honour, as well as the third point guard ever to be named MVP, along with Magic Johnson and Bob Cousy.[9] In the playoffs, Phoenix swept the Memphis Grizzlies in four games before meeting the Dallas Mavericks in the second round.[25] Nash led the Suns to a 4–2 series win,[25] and the Suns reached the Western Conference finals for the first time since 1993, but lost to the eventual NBA Champions San Antonio Spurs in five games.[25] Shawn Dwayne Marion (born May 7, 1978 in Waukegan, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player currently for the Miami Heat of the NBA. He is widely regarded as one of the most versatile players in the league due to his ability to play many positions. ... For other persons named Joe Johnson, see Joe Johnson (disambiguation). ... Amaré Carsares Stoudemire[1] (born November 16, 1982 in Lake Wales, Florida) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Phoenix Suns. ... Mike DAntoni (born May 9, 1951 in Mullens, West Virginia) is a basketball coach and former basketball player. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced ; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, rapper and actor. ... The National Basketball Association first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1955-56 NBA season. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ... Robert Joseph Cousy (born August 9, 1928 in New York City, is an American former professional basketball player, who played point guard with the NBAs Boston Celtics from 1951 to 1963 and (briefly) with the Cincinnati Royals in the 1969-1970 season, being recognized as one of the greatest... The 2005 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2004-2005 season. ... The Memphis Grizzlies are a professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ...


The next season, Stoudemire suffered a serious knee injury, and Johnson and Quentin Richardson were traded away.[26] The Suns were not expected to repeat their successful 2005 season, but with Nash directing the same high-tempo offence, the team compiled a respectable 54–28 record and won the division title.[23][26] The Suns were again the highest-scoring team in the league with seven players averaging double figures in points per game,[26] and Nash was voted for the first time to start for the 2006 Western All-Star team.[27] Having recorded career highs in points (18.8), rebounds (4.2), field goal percentage (.512) and free-throw percentage (a league-leading .921), and leading the league with 10.5 assists per game,[9] Nash was named the league MVP for the second year in a row.[28] In the first round of the playoffs, Phoenix overcame a 3–1 deficit against the Los Angeles Lakers and won the series 4–3.[26] The Los Angeles Clippers were their Conference Semifinals opponents, and the Suns again needed seven games to clinch the series.[26] For the second year in a row however, the Suns bowed out in the Conference Finals, this time to Nash's former team, Dallas.[26] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Pacific Division is a division in the Western Conference of the NBA. All five Pacific teams were in the division before the Blazers and Sonics went to the new Northwest Division. ... The 2006 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2005-06 season. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Clippers redirects here. ...


In the 2006–07 season, Nash had another stellar campaign, averaging 18.6 points and a career-high 11.6 assists per game while becoming the first person since Magic Johnson in 1990–91 to average 18 points and 11 assists per game during the regular season.[29] Nash received the most votes for first team All-NBA and was joined by teammate Stoudemire; the two were the first teammates to make the first team since Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal in 2003–04.[29] Nash received 129 first-place votes and 645 total points from the panel of 129 media members.[29] He narrowly missed being MVP a third consecutive time, coming in second with 44 first place votes to 83 for Dirk Nowitzki.[30] In the playoffs, the Suns eliminated the Lakers in five games, but were unable to overcome the Spurs in the Conference Semifinals, losing the series 4–2.[31] Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Dirk Werner Nowitzki (pronounced ) (born June 19, 1978) is a German professional basketball player who plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2007 NBA Playoffs was the postseason to the National Basketball Associations 2006-2007 season. ...


Nash played in 81 regular season games during the 2007–08 season; in this campaign, the Western Conference was especially competitive and he led the Suns to 55 wins and the sixth seed for the 2008 NBA Playoffs. Although there was a dip in his regular season output, Nash's shooting remained sharp; the accuracy of his shooting was on par with his 2005–06 MVP campaign (shooting at least 50% from the field, 40% from the three-point arc, and 90% from the free throw line).[12] On 31 January 2008, he collected his All-Star stripes for the sixth time in his career.[32] However, Nash continued to experience agony in the playoffs. Despite a mid-season trade that sent Shawn Marion to the Miami Heat and brought four-time NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal to the team, the Suns were defeated in the first round of the playoffs by the San Antonio Spurs for the third time in four years.[33] In the deciding Game 5, Nash was perceived to have suffered from "elimination-game jitters", and turned over the ball twice in the final two minutes of what was a tight contest.[33] Nevertheless, Nash was later named to the All-NBA Second Team for the 2007–08 season.[34] The 2008 NBA Playoffs is the postseason for the National Basketball Associations 2007-08 season which ends with the 2008 NBA Finals. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Shawn Dwayne Marion (born May 7, 1978 in Waukegan, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player currently for the Miami Heat of the NBA. He is widely regarded as one of the most versatile players in the league due to his ability to play many positions. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced ; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, rapper and actor. ... The 2008 NBA Playoffs is the postseason for the National Basketball Associations 2007-08 season which ends with the 2008 NBA Finals. ...


International career

In 1993, while in college, Nash played for the national team and competed in the Canada Games and World University Games. He won a bronze medal at the Canada Games and won a silver medal at the World University Games, losing to Team USA, which included players such as Michael Finley and Damon Stoudamire.[7] The Canadian national mens basketball team represents Canada in international basketball competitions. ... The Canada Games are a multi-sport event that occurs every two years in Canada. ... The Universiade is an international multi-sport event, organized for university athletes, by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). ... This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ... Michael Howard Finley (born March 6, 1973, in Melrose Park, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player who is currently with the NBAs San Antonio Spurs. ... Damon Lamon Stoudamire (born September 3, 1973 in Portland, Oregon) is an American NBA basketball player, currently playing for the Memphis Grizzlies. ...


Nash captained Canada at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.[35] He led Canada to win their round robin group with a victory over Spain and a stunning 83–75 win over favoured Yugoslavia when he scored 26 points with eight rebounds and eight assists. Canada was eliminated in the quarterfinals with a loss to France and Nash left the court in tears. Nash expressed disappointment with the result, saying "It hurts a lot. I feel like I let everybody down. We could have been in the championship game. We were good enough."[36] Nevertheless, he did see a possible silver lining, saying "Hopefully kids [in Canada] will be inspired to play—that's what I really hope."[36] A victory in its final game of the tournament, a placement game against Russia, enabled Canada to salvage 7th place. Nash's Olympic performance propelled him to stardom in Canada and he finished fifth in voting for the 2000 Lionel Conacher Award, which is handed out to the Canadian male athlete of the year.[37] Final results for the Basketball competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics. ... Yugoslavia was generally regarded as the second-leading force in international basketball, behind only the United States of America. ... Lionel Conacher Award is an annual award given to Canadas best male athlete. ...


Nash again led Team Canada during qualifying for the 2004 Summer Olympics at the Americas Olympic Qualifying Tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was named tournament MVP,[38] but Canada finished fourth, missing out on the three Olympic spots available. That was the last time Nash played for Canada. In December 2007, he said, "In my mind right now, I'm not going to play for Canada any more."[39] The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... For other uses, see San Juan. ...


Player profile

Nash is known for his dribbling and passing abilities.
Nash is known for his dribbling and passing abilities.

Nash is most noted for his playmaking, ball-handling skills and shooting. He led the league in assists for three years, averaging 11.5 assists per game in 2004–05, 10.5 in 2005–06 and 11.6 in 2006–07,[12] and won the 2005 NBA All-Star Skills Contest.[9] As at the end of 2007–08 season, he has an 89.7% free-throw shooting average (third-best in NBA history),[40] a 43.1% career three-point shooting average (fifth-best in league history),[41] and his total assists, assists per game, and three-point field goals made rank him as one of the top 20 players in league history.[42][43][44] In the 2005–06 season, Nash became the fourth player in NBA history to shoot better than 50% from the field, 40% from three-point range (43.9), and 90% from the line, joining Larry Bird, Reggie Miller and Mark Price;[26] this was a feat he would repeat two seasons later in the 2007–08 campaign.[12] It has been suggested that Three point play be merged into this article or section. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2007 In basketball, a three-point field goal, three-pointer, three-point shot, or simply three is a field goal made from beyond the three point line, a designated semi-ellipsoid arc radiating from the basket. ... Larry Bird (born Lawrence Joseph Bird on December 7, 1956) is a retired American NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the best players of all time, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ... Reginald Wayne Miller (born August 24, 1965, in Riverside, California) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... For the musician, see Mark Price (musician). ...


A two-time NBA MVP, Nash is only the second point guard (along with Magic Johnson) to win the MVP award multiple times and the third guard in NBA history to earn back-to-back MVPs (joining Johnson and Michael Jordan).[9] Only eight other NBA players have won back-to-back MVP awards: Johnson, Jordan, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Moses Malone, Larry Bird, and Tim Duncan.[9] On 11 May 2006, ESPN.com rated Nash as the 9th-best point guard of all time,[45] and in a survey by nba.com in 2007, Nash received 85% of the votes by the league's general managers as best point guard in the league.[46] Commenting on Nash losing out to former teammate Dirk Nowitzki for the 2007 NBA MVP, Boston Celtics centre and Hall Of Famer Russell stated: "I think, on the world stage, he's one of our great athletes in all sports... I'm a big fan. The two MVPs he got, he deserved. Part of the reason that he's so good and so effective is that the guys like playing with him. He creates an atmosphere where they win games."[47] National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player Award was first awarded after the 1955-56 NBA season. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... This article is about the basketball player. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt, The Big Dipper, and Chairman of the Boards, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947 as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) is an American athlete and retired professional basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. ... Moses Eugene Malone (born March 23, 1955 in Petersburg, Virginia) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player who also played in the American Basketball Association (ABA), as well as on the NBAs Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs and Washington Bullets. ... Larry Bird (born Lawrence Joseph Bird on December 7, 1956) is a retired American NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the best players of all time, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ... Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Dirk Werner Nowitzki (pronounced ) (born June 19, 1978) is a German professional basketball player who plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. ... The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, playing in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... For Womens Basketball Hall of Fame, see Womens Basketball Hall of Fame. ...


In terms of specific skills, Nash is particularly effective playing the pick and roll, notably with Nowitzki when he was at Dallas and later with the Suns' Amare Stoudemire and Shawn Marion.[48] When Nash returned to Phoenix in 2004, he helped the Suns improve from a 29–53 record in 2003–04 to 62–20 in 2004–05, reaching the Conference Finals for the first time in 11 years, earning him his first MVP award. The next season, he led the Suns into the Conference Finals, despite the injuries of all three big men (Stoudemire, Kurt Thomas and Brian Grant); further, Nash was responsible for seven of his teammates attaining career-highs in season scoring.[26] The pick and roll (also called screen and roll or shortened to screen-roll) in basketball, is an offensive play in which a player sets a screen (pick) for a teammate handling the ball and then slips behind the defender (rolls) to accept a pass. ... Amaré Carsares Stoudemire[1] (born November 16, 1982 in Lake Wales, Florida) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Phoenix Suns. ... Shawn Dwayne Marion (born May 7, 1978 in Waukegan, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player currently for the Miami Heat of the NBA. He is widely regarded as one of the most versatile players in the league due to his ability to play many positions. ... Kurt Vincent Thomas (born October 4, 1972, in Dallas, Texas) is an American professional basketball player with the National Basketball Associations (NBA) San Antonio Spurs. ... Brian Wade Grant (born March 5, 1972, in Columbus, Ohio) is a retired American basketball player. ...


NBA career statistics

Correct as of 18 May 2008[12]
Regular season Team GP MPG SPG BPG RPG APG PPG FG% 3P% FT%
1996–97 Phoenix 65 10.5 0.3 0.0 1.0 2.1 3.3 0.423 0.418 0.824
1997–98 Phoenix 76 21.9 0.8 0.0 2.1 3.4 9.1 0.459 0.415 0.860
1998–99 Dallas 40 31.7 0.9 0.0 2.9 5.5 7.9 0.363 0.374 0.826
1999–2000 Dallas 56 27.4 0.7 0.0 2.2 4.9 8.6 0.477 0.403 0.882
2000–01 Dallas 70 34.1 1.0 0.1 3.2 7.3 15.6 0.487 0.406 0.895
2001–02 Dallas 82 34.6 0.6 0.0 3.1 7.7 17.9 0.483 0.455 0.887
2002–03 Dallas 82 33.1 1.0 0.1 2.9 7.3 17.7 0.465 0.413 0.909
2003–04 Dallas 78 33.5 0.9 0.1 3.0 8.8 14.5 0.470 0.405 0.916
2004–05 Phoenix 75 34.3 1.0 0.1 3.3 11.5 15.5 0.502 0.431 0.887
2005–06 Phoenix 79 35.4 0.8 0.2 4.2 10.5 18.8 0.512 0.439 0.921
2006–07 Phoenix 76 35.3 0.8 0.1 3.5 11.6 18.6 0.532 0.455 0.899
2007–08 Phoenix 81 34.3 0.6 0.1 3.5 11.1 16.9 0.504 0.470 0.906
Career average 30.8 0.8 0.0 2.9 7.9 14.3 0.485 0.431 0.897
Career total 860 26,527 679 61 2534 6788 12,278 4428–9121 1252–2902 2170–2418
Playoffs Team GP MPG SPG BPG RPG APG PPG FG% 3P% FT%
1996–97 Phoenix 4 3.8 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 1.3 0.222 0.250 0.000
1997–98 Phoenix 4 12.8 0.5 0.0 2.5 1.8 5.5 0.444 0.200 0.625
2000–01 Dallas 10 37.0 0.6 0.1 3.2 6.4 13.6 0.417 0.410 0.882
2001–02 Dallas 8 40.4 0.5 0.0 4.0 8.8 19.5 0.432 0.444 0.971
2002–03 Dallas 20 36.5 0.8 0.0 3.5 7.3 16.1 0.447 0.487 0.873
2003–04 Dallas 5 39.4 0.8 0.0 5.2 9.0 13.6 0.386 0.375 0.889
2004–05 Phoenix 15 40.7 0.9 0.2 4.8 11.3 23.9 0.520 0.389 0.919
2005–06 Phoenix 20 39.9 0.4 0.2 3.7 10.2 20.4 0.502 0.368 0.912
2006–07 Phoenix 11 37.5 0.4 0.1 3.2 13.3 18.9 0.463 0.487 0.891
2007–08 Phoenix 5 36.6 0.4 0.2 2.8 7.8 16.2 0.457 0.300 0.917
Career average 102 36.2 0.6 0.1 3.6 8.7 17.3 0.467 0.413 0.900

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NBA career highlights

  • First Team: 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Second Team: 2008
  • Third Team: 2002, 2003
  • NBA regular season leader for assists per game: 2005 (11.5), 2006 (10.5), 2007 (11.6)[9]
  • NBA regular season leader for total assists: 2005 (861), 2006 (826), 2007 (884)[9]
  • NBA regular season leader for free-throw percentage: 2006 (.921)[9]
  • NBA regular season leader for assists per 48 minutes: 2004 (12.6),[49] 2005 (16.1),[50] 2006 (14.2),[51] 2007 (15.8),[52] 2008 (15.5)[53]
  • Lou Marsh Trophy (Canadian athlete of the year): 2005[54]
  • Lionel Conacher Award (Canadian male athlete of the year): 2005, 2006
  • J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (NBA award for outstanding citizenship and community service): 2007

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Off the court

Personal life

Nash has a brother, Martin, who plays for the Vancouver Whitecaps and has made 30 appearances for the Canadian national soccer team.[3] He also has a sister, Joann, who was the captain of the University of Victoria women's soccer team for three years and was named one of the Canada West Universities Athletic Association All-Stars.[8][55] Nash is currently married to his longtime girlfriend, Alejandra Amarilla, whom he met in 2001 in Manhattan. They married in June 2005, and they have twin girls, Lola and Bella, who were born on 14 October 2004.[9] The Whitecaps (officially Whitecaps F.C.) are a Canadian professional football team. ... A cap is an appearance for a select team, such as a school, county or international team in sports. ... First international Unofficial: USA 0 – 1 Canada (Newark, USA; November 28, 1885) Official: Australia 3 – 2 Canada (Brisbane, Australia; June 7, 1924) Biggest win Unofficial: USA 0 – 7 Canada (St. ... The University of Victoria (usually known as UVic, though originally as U of V) is located in Greater Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (northeast of Victoria). ... The Western Intercollegiate Athletic Association was founded in 1920, but regular competition between schools at the time were often unfeasible due to the high costs of travel and existing rivalries with American colleges. ... All-star (also, Allstar or All Star) is a term with meanings in both the worlds of sports and entertainment. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Nash suffers from a medical condition called spondylolisthesis which causes muscle tightness and back pain. Due to his condition, when he is not in the game, rather than sitting on the bench, he lies on his stomach to keep his muscles from stiffening.[56] Not to be confused with spondylosis or spondylolysis. ... Back pain (also known dorsalgia) is pain felt in the back that may originate from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. ... The supine position is a position of the body; lying down with the face up, as opposed to the prone position, which is face down. ...


Charity

In 2001, Nash formed the Steve Nash Foundation. Through grants to public service and nonprofit entities, the Foundation aims to foster health in kids by funding projects that provide services to children affected by poverty, illness, abuse, or neglect, and create opportunity for education, play, and empowerment. It focuses its resources on communities in Phoenix, Arizona, and British Columbia, Canada. It was given charitable status in 2004.[3] Nash also founded the Jim Jennings Memorial Endowment Fund, established in honour of a volunteer staff member at Santa Clara University who served the basketball team for more than 20 years.[11] A charitable foundation is a legal categorization of nonprofit organizations that either donate funds and support to other organizations, or provide the sole source of funding for their own activities. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944...


Elsewhere, Nash is the sponsor of the Steve Nash Youth Basketball League in British Columbia that has grown over 10,000 participants.[9] He has also become involved with GuluWalk, a Canadian-operated charitable organization that raises awareness and funds for the war-affected children of northern Uganda. In September 2007, Nash and Yao Ming headlined a group of NBA players who travelled to China and played an exhibition game with the Chinese national basketball team. The charity event reportedly raised 2.5 million dollars, earmarked for Chinese children in need.[57] In May 2006, Nash was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In the accompanying write-up by Charles Barkley, Nash was lauded for his unselfishness on the basketball court, and being "just a nice guy" who had paid for a new pediatric cardiology ward in a Paraguayan hospital.[58] GuluWalk is an initiative started by two Canadians to highlight the plight of Acholi children in northern Uganda who trek each night to town centers in the districts of Gulu, Kitgum and Pader – for fear of being maimed, raped, abducted or even killed by the Lords Resistance Army (LRA... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yao (姚) Yao Ming (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) (born September 12, 1980, in Shanghai, China) is a Chinese professional basketball player and is arguably the best center in the National Basketball Association (NBA) today. ... The China national basketball team are the basketball side who represent the Peoples Republic of China in international competitions. ... TIME redirects here. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... Pediatrics (also spelled paediatrics or pædiatrics) is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants and children. ... A diagram of a heart with an ECG indicator; diagrams like this are used in Cardiology. ...


Endorsements

Nash is known to be selective about endorsing products, preferring to work with companies he deems socially responsible. After winning his first MVP award, he was approached to be the spokesperson for numerous products, including MDG Computers, Raymond Weil watches, and Clearly Canadian bottled water.[59] He also has a longstanding relationship with Nike.[60] Like fellow NBA stars Yao Ming, Carmelo Anthony, and Greg Oden, Nash is represented by agent Bill Duffy.[61] MDG Computers Canada Inc. ... This article reads like an advertisement. ... Nike, Inc. ... Carmelo Anthony (born May 29, 1984 in the Red Hook Projects of Brooklyn, New York)[1] is an American professional basketball player at the small forward position for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association and the USA National Team. ... Gregory Wayne Oden Jr. ... A sports agent is a person who procures and negotiates employment and endorsement deals for an athlete. ...


Soccer

Nash grew up playing soccer—he stated in a 2005 interview that he could have played professionally if he had focused on it[62]—and continues to hold an interest in the sport. When Dirk Nowitzki arrived in the NBA from Germany, he and Nash became close friends, in part because they enjoyed watching soccer together. Nash is friends with several professional soccer players, including Alessandro Del Piero, Thierry Henry, Owen Hargreaves, Massimo Ambrosini and Steve McManaman.[63] During his off-season, when he lives in New York City, he has trained with Red Bull New York of Major League Soccer,[64] and once tried to arrange a pick-up game in the city's Central Park with the Red Bulls and one of his local teams.[65] “Soccer” redirects here. ... Dirk Werner Nowitzki (pronounced ) (born June 19, 1978) is a German professional basketball player who plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. ... Alessandro Del Piero, Cavaliere Ufficiale OMRI[3][4] (born November 9, 1974 in Conegliano) is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer. ... Thierry Daniel Henry (pronounced , born 17 August 1977) is a French football player. ... Owen Lee Hargreaves (born 20 January 1981 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a professional football midfielder. ... Massimo Ambrosini (born May 29, 1977 in Pesaro) is an Italian footballer who plays for A.C. Milan as a defensive midfielder. ... Steven Steve McManaman (born 11 February 1972, in Liverpool, England) is an English former footballer of the 1990s and early 2000s, who played as a winger in a career spanning two of European Footballs biggest club football sides in Liverpool F.C. and Real Madrid. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Red Bull New York is an American professional soccer organization based in New Jersey, who currently fields a team in Major League Soccer. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a North America professional soccer league. ... Central Park is a large public, urban park (843 acres, 3. ...


Nash—whose father was born in the Tottenham district of London—is a lifelong Tottenham Hotspur supporter, and has expressed interest in owning a minority stake in the club. "I'd like to be an owner. It's something I could do for the rest of my life after my little window of popularity dies," he said in an interview with The New York Times.[66] Nash added, "I've been a passionate supporter all my life. My parents are from north London and so it's not like I'm some Yank who wants to make a profit out of football. I don't care about making money. I just want to see Spurs succeed and, if I can help, that's great." However, he said any participation in Spurs would come after his basketball career is over, and he has had only "casual contact" with chairman Daniel Levy and director of football Damien Comolli.[67] Tottenham is an urban area of north London in the London Borough of Haringey, situated 6. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Tottenham Hotspur F.C. is a North London association football team, also known by the nickname Spurs. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ... Damien Comolli joined Tottenham Hotspur FC in September 2005 as Director of Football, with overall responsibility for the medical, academy, scouting and club secretarial departments, replacing the outgoing Frank Arnesen. ...


In February 2008, Nash, along with former Yahoo! president and fellow Victoria-native Jeff Mallett, was announced as an investor in Women's Professional Soccer, a soccer league that plans to launch in April 2009. Nash cited his twin daughters and wanting to have role models for them to look up to as a reason for supporting the league.[68] On June 25, 2008, Nash and Claudio Reyna hosted Showdown in Chinatown, an 8-on-8 charity soccer game at Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Nash scored two goals in his team's 8–5 victory. Participants included Thierry Henry, Jason Kidd, Baron Davis, and Suns teammates Raja Bell and Leandro Barbosa.[69] Yahoo redirects here. ... This article is about the city of Victoria. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Claudio Reyna (born July 20, 1973 in Livingston, New Jersey) is an American soccer player. ... Thierry Daniel Henry (pronounced , born 17 August 1977) is a French football player. ... Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks. ... Baron Walter Louis Davis (born April 13, 1979 in Los Angeles, California) is a professional basketball player currently playing at point guard for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. ... Raja Bell (born September 19, 1976) is a basketball shooting guard who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns, Bell is well known for his defense and 3 point shooting. ... Leandro Mateus Barbosa (born November 28, 1982 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian professional basketball player, who plays at the guard position with the Phoenix Suns in the National Basketball Association. ...


Other interests

Nash and a Montreal-based partner, Leonard Schlemm, opened the first Steve Nash Sports Club in the spring of 2007 in downtown Vancouver, a high-end, $5-million, 38,500-square-foot (3,580 m²) facility that will mirror Nash's own fitness philosophy.[70] Nash also started a film production company together with his cousin, filmmaker Ezra Holland, and intends to produce independent films.[71] In 2007, Nash wrote and produced an 81-second commercial for Nike titled "Training Day", which gained popularity as a viral video on YouTube.[71] Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... An independent film, or indie film, is a film that is produced outside of the studio system. ... The term viral video refers to video clip content which gains widespread popularity through the process of Internet sharing, typically through email or IM messages, blogs and other media sharing websites. ... YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ...


Notes

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  3. ^ a b c About Steve, stevenash.org, accessed 20 February 2008.
  4. ^ Suns notebook: Nash receives Order of Canada, eastvalleytribune.com, accessed 30 December 2007.
  5. ^ Steve Nash, kd lang among new Walk of Fame inductees, ctv.ca, 3 June 2008, accessed 3 June 2008.
  6. ^ a b My Amazing Journey: Steve Nash, nba.com, accessed 15 March 2008.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Steve Nash, jockbio.com, accessed 6 March 2008.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g McPeek, Jeramie, "The Canadian Kid", nba.com/suns, accessed 24 July 2007.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Steve Nash Bio Page, nba.com, accessed 8 January 2008.
  10. ^ Hyde-Lay, Ian, Steve Nash - NBA MVP, smus.bc.ca, accessed 24 July 2007.
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Further reading

  • Long Shot: Steve Nash's Journey to the NBA by Jeff Rud; 1996; ISBN 1-896095-16-X
  • Steve Nash: The Making of an MVP by Jeff Rud; 2007; ISBN 0-14-241014-4
  • Steve Nash by Jeff Savage; 2006; ISBN 0-8225-5956-0
  • Steve Nash by Assaff, Peter, Paul Arseneault; 2006; ISBN 1-894974-25-5
  • Steve Nash: Leader on and Off the Court by Ryan Basen; 2007; ISBN 0-7660-2868-2

External links

  • NBA.com profile
  • Basketball-Reference.com: Steve Nash
  • Canada Basketball profile
Awards
Preceded by
Kevin Garnett
NBA Most Valuable Player
2004–05, 2005–06
Succeeded by
Dirk Nowitzki
Preceded by
Adam van Koeverden
Lou Marsh Trophy winner
2005
Succeeded by
Cindy Klassen
Persondata
NAME Nash, Steve
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION Canadian professional basketball player
DATE OF BIRTH 7 February 1974
PLACE OF BIRTH Johannesburg, South Africa
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the city in South Africa. ...

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