Nash with the Lakers in February 24, 2013
|No. 13, 10|
|Born||7 February 1974
Johannesburg, South Africa
|High school||St. Michaels University School
(Victoria, British Columbia)
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|NBA Draft||1996 / 1|
|Selected by the Phoenix Suns|
|Phoenix Suns (1996-1997)
Dallas Mavericks (1998-2003)
Phoenix Suns (2004-2011)
Los Angeles Lakers (2012-2015)
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
Steve Nash, OC, OBC (born February 7, 1974) is a Canadian retired professional basketball player. He was a 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. 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.
He is currently the 4th top assistant 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 and also owns Steve Nash Sports Club, a fitness club.
On March 21, 2015, Nash announced that he was retiring from professional basketball after a 19-year NBA career.
Teams he has played for[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "The Phoenix Suns' Steve Nash doesn't fit any NBA mold, - 01.30.06 - SI Vault". cnn.com. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1108518/4/index.htm. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
- "Nash Carries Olympic Torch". Phoenix Suns. http://www.nba.com/suns/news/nash_torch_100212.html. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
- "Has soccer's time come in Canada?". The Globe and Mail. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-magazine/has-soccers-time-come-in-canada/article1918123/. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
- "First Steve Nash Sports Club to Open in Vancouver". Steve Nash Sports Club. http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/148935/first-steve-nash-sports-club-to-open-in-vancouver. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
- "Two-time MVP Steve Nash announces retirement". NBA. http://www.nba.com/2015/news/03/21/steve-nash-retires.ap/index.html. Retrieved 2015-3-22.