Facts of Steve Nash Biography
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Steve Nash was a Canadian professional basketball player. He is currently retired and serves as a player development consultant of Golden State Warriors and the General Manager of the Canadian national team.
Steve was born on February 7, 1974, in Johannesburg, South Africa. His birth name is Stephen John Nash. He holds Canadian citizenship. His younger brother name is Martin. He studied at the Mount Douglas Secondary School in Saanich, British Columbia. He then attended a private boarding school, St. Michaels University School. During his senior season of playing basketball, his average was 21.3 points, 9.1 rebounds and 11.2 assists per game. He became the province’s Player of the Year in the 1991-92 season when his team won the British Columbia AAA provincial championship title.
For the 1992-93 season, Santa Clara gave him a scholarship. It had been 5 years since the Broncos appeared in the NCAA tournament without a win. But Nash led Broncos to a WCC tournament title and a win over the NO. 2 seeded Arizona in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament. In the game, he scored six free throws in the last 30 seconds of the contest. The Broncos returned to the NCAA tournament but was defeated by Mississippi State. In the 1995-96 season, he attracted the recognition of the national media. He also played with the Canadian national team and worked out with the established NBA players which include Gary Payton and Jason Kidd.
He was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the 1996 NBA draft. During his rookie season, he managed 10.5 minutes a game. In his second season, he was ranked 13th in the league in three-point field goal percentage. In 1998, he was traded to the Mavericks in exchange for Bubba Wells and martin Muursepp.
steve-nashNash established himself as a formidable point guard in Dallas Mavericks. In 1998-99 season, played 40 games and had an average of 7.9 points, 5.5 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game. In 1999-2000 season, he missed 25 games due to an ankle injury. He finished the season with an average of 4.9 assists and 8.6 points per game. In the 2000-01 season, he had an average of 7.3 assists and 15.6 points per game. In the 2001-02 season, he had an average of 17.9 points and 7.7 assists per game and scored a spot on the All-NBA Third Team and NBA All-Star Game. His average in a 2002-03 season was 17.7 points and 7.3 assists per game. He also earned All-Star and All-NBA Third Team honors.
He signed with the Suns for the 2004-05 season. Before Nash, the Suns had a record of 29-53 win-loss record. Along with Magic Johnson and Bob Cousy, he became the third point guard ever to be named MVP. Nash helped the Suns to a 4-2 series win. For the first time since 1993 the Suns reached the Western Conference finals but unfortunately, the team lost to the San Antonio Spurs. In 2005, season the team organized an honest 54-28 record and won the division title. He became the league MVP for the second year in a row. In the 2006-07 season, he had an average of 18.6 points and 11.6 assists per game. During the 2007-08 season, he played in 81 regular season games. He collected his All-Star stripes on January 31, 2008, for the sixth time in his career. In 2009-10 season he had an average of 20-assists per game. He was named as the starting point guard for the West for the 2010 NBA All-Star Game on January 21, 2010.
On July 11, 2012, he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. He wore jersey number 10 while playing for the team. During 2012-13 season he collided with Damian Lillard and suffered from a non-dispatched fracture in his left leg. On December 22, he returned to the team against the Golden State Warriors and helped his team win the game. After the return of Nash, the team won three out of four games. During 2013-14 season, he suffered from nerve problems. The 2014-15 season was his last season.
He got married to Alejandra Amarilla in June 2005. The couple together is blessed with twin daughters named Lola and Bella. The couple also has a son named Matteo Joel.
As of 2016, Steve Nash has a net worth of $95 million dollars.