[156] The first creative effort to come from Meathawk was a 91-second commercial, titled "The Sixty Million Dollar Man", for Nike's eco-friendly Trash Talk shoe, the first high-performance shoe to be made—at the behest of the environmentally conscious Nash—from recycled materials. He was an eight-time NBA All-Star and won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award twice. [149], In July 2013, Nash participated in a training session with the Italian soccer club Inter Milan at the New York Red Bulls' facilities in New Jersey. [10], 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,[5] until Santa Clara coach Dick Davey requested video footage of the young guard. [5] In that game, Nash scored six straight free throws in the last 30 seconds of the contest. [144] He joined the USL-1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC team's ownership group in July 2008, and in March 2009, Vancouver was officially named as a future MLS expansion city, set to join the league in 2011. In August 2019, 15 years after Nash fatefully left Dallas, he told D Magazine that he definitely thought they would have won a championship if Dirk and he had stayed together: “Would we have won a championship? 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. [147], Nash, along with former Yahoo!

Find out more. [51] Entering his 17th NBA season, Nash came to the Lakers with concerns over his defense and the health of his back. Nash has been honoured for his contributions to various philanthropic causes. [116] On the day of his son's birth, Nash made a statement to Life & Style in which he announced the birth but called it a "bittersweet moment," revealing that he and his wife had "lived separately for the past several months" and are "in the process of dissolving" their marriage. [71] On 23 October, less than a week before the start of what would have been the 40-year-old Nash's 19th year in the NBA, he was ruled out for the season due to a recurring back injury. By his fourth season with the Mavericks, he was voted to his first NBA All-Star Game and had earned his first All-NBA selection. There, he and Dirk Nowitzki quickly grew as one of the most feared pick-and-roll duos in the league. [4] Their younger sister, Joann, was the captain of the University of Victoria Vikes women's soccer team for three years and was named a Canada West Universities Athletic Association All-Star. [98][99][100] In addition, he is ranked second (starting from 1986–87) in regular season point–assist double doubles. [16] In the 2001–02 season, Nash posted career-highs of 17.9 points and 7.7 assists per game[13] and earned a spot in the NBA All-Star Game and on the All-NBA Third Team. [39] 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. Nash was traded to the Mavericks in 1998 and spent six seasons in Dallas. 8× NBA All-Star (2002, 2003, ... Steve Nash, OC, OBC (born February 7, 1974) is a Canadian retired professional basketball player.

[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). [138] During his off-season, when he lives in New York City, he has trained with the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer,[139] 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. , free-throw shooting, total assists, and assists per game. Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. [77], On 19 December 2017, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced that eligibility for induction into the Hall of Fame was decreased to three years after retirement, which allowed for Nash to be eligible to be enshrined in 2018.

We could have been in the championship game. Stephen John Nash OC OBC (born 7 February 1974) is a Canadian professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Before the family settled in Canada, his father played professional soccer in various parts of the world. The Suns met the defending champions, Los Angeles Lakers, in the Conference Finals. Together, they revolutionized the NBA. They married in June 2005 and had twin daughters, Lola and Bella, born on 14 October 2004[9] and a son, Matteo, born 12 November 2010. [157][158][159] Nash and Holland also co-directed the documentary Into the Wind, about iconic Canadian athlete and activist Terry Fox, as part of ESPN's 30 for 30 series. Shot location data available for the 1996-97 through 2019-20 seasons. home/away, monthly, etc... More Steve Nash Basketball Reference pages, Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Tuesday, October 20, 4:30AM. If they only had more time, with the right pieces around them, they undoubtedly may have turned into something special. Steve Nash was born on February 7, 1974 in Johannesburg, South Africa as Steven John Nash. [4], On March 21, 2015, Nash announced that he was retiring from professional basketball after a 19-year NBA career. In October 2013, Nash appeared in the music video for "City of Angels" by Thirty Seconds to Mars. When Dirk Nowitzki arrived in the NBA from Germany, he and Nash became close friends, in part because they enjoyed watching soccer together. Nash would win two MVP awards in the process and would continue playing for another 10 years after he left Dallas. Copyright © 2020 Trading Card Database LLC He was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2007 and invested to the order in 2016, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of Victoria in 2008. He was expected to miss at least one week,[53][54] but was out of the lineup for close to seven weeks. Relations & Ethnicity [140], 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. He helped the Broncos earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament and led them to a first round upset of the fifth ranked Arizona Wildcats.

1974 [155], In 2007, Nash wrote and produced an 81-second commercial for Nike titled "Training Day," directed by Julian Schnabel's daughter Lola, which gained popularity as a viral video on YouTube. 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[13] 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. [133], Nash is selective in his endorsements, preferring companies he deems socially responsible. [122][124] They both grew up in British Columbia.

2 seeded Arizona in the first round of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. [142] Nash is also a fan of Spain's FC Barcelona,[74] and Brazilian team Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, which his former Suns teammate Leandro Barbosa supports. 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%). Before the 2008–09 season began, coach D'Antoni was replaced by Terry Porter, who preferred a more defensive-oriented style of basketball. 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.