Steve Nash

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Stephen John Nash (born 7 February 1974) is a Canadian former professional basketball player.wikipedia
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Phoenix Suns

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Twice, Nash was named the NBA Most Valuable Player while playing for the Phoenix Suns. Nash graduated from Santa Clara as the team's all-time leader in assists and was taken as the 15th pick in the 1996 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns.
In 2004, the Suns reacquired Steve Nash, and immediately returned into playoff contention.

1996 NBA draft

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Nash graduated from Santa Clara as the team's all-time leader in assists and was taken as the 15th pick in the 1996 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns. After graduating with a degree in sociology, Nash was selected 15th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the 1996 NBA draft.
The draft class produced three players who won NBA MVP awards (Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Steve Nash), seven other drafted players who became All-Stars (Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Ray Allen, Žydrūnas Ilgauskas, Stephon Marbury, Jermaine O'Neal, Peja Stojaković, Antoine Walker), and one undrafted All-Star (Ben Wallace), for a grand total of 11 All-Stars.

List of NBA All-Stars

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Nash played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) where he was an eight-time NBA All-Star and a seven-time All-NBA selection.

Dirk Nowitzki

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Together with Dirk Nowitzki and Michael Finley, Nash led the Mavericks to the Western Conference Finals the following season.
The Milwaukee Bucks selected Nowitzki with the ninth pick in the draft and traded him to the Dallas Mavericks in a multi-team deal; future star point guard Steve Nash came to Dallas in the same trade.

Canada men's national basketball team

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He currently serves as senior advisor of the Canadian men's national team and as a player development consultant for the Golden State Warriors. He had spent the summer before that honing his skills, playing with the Canadian national team and working out with the likes of established NBA players Jason Kidd and Gary Payton.
The emergence of Steve Nash gave another boost to the team in the 1990s.

FIBA AmeriCup Most Valuable Player

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From 2012 to 2019, he served as general manager of the Canadian men's national team, for whom he played from 1991 to 2003, making one Olympic appearance and being twice named FIBA AmeriCup MVP.

Golden State Warriors

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He currently serves as senior advisor of the Canadian men's national team and as a player development consultant for the Golden State Warriors.
Twardzik drafted several flops, such as Todd Fuller (while Kobe Bryant was still available as well as Steve Nash and Jermaine O'Neal) and Steve Logan (who never played an NBA game).

Free throw

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Named by ESPN in 2006 as the ninth-greatest point guard of all time, Nash led the league in assists and free-throw percentage at various points in his career.
The league's best shooters (such as Mark Price, Steve Nash, Rick Barry, Ray Allen, José Calderón, Stephen Curry, Reggie Miller, Kevin Durant, and Dirk Nowitzki) can make roughly 90% of their attempts over a season, while notoriously poor shooters (e.g. Dwight Howard, DeAndre Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Andre Drummond, Andris Biedrins, Chris Dudley, Ben Wallace, Shaquille O'Neal, and Dennis Rodman) may struggle to make 50% of them.

Basketball

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Stephen John Nash (born 7 February 1974) is a Canadian former professional basketball player.
The NBA has featured many famous players, including George Mikan, the first dominating "big man"; ball-handling wizard Bob Cousy and defensive genius Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics; charismatic center Wilt Chamberlain, who originally played for the barnstorming Harlem Globetrotters; all-around stars Oscar Robertson and Jerry West; more recent big men Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon and Karl Malone; playmakers John Stockton, Isiah Thomas and Steve Nash; crowd-pleasing forwards Julius Erving and Charles Barkley; European stars Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol and Tony Parker; more recent superstars LeBron James, Allen Iverson and Kobe Bryant; and the three players who many credit with ushering the professional game to its highest level of popularity during the 1980s and 1990s: Larry Bird, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, and Michael Jordan.

Martin Nash (soccer)

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Nash often played soccer and ice hockey with his younger brother Martin and did not start playing basketball until he was 12 or 13 years old.
He is the younger brother of retired basketball superstar Steve Nash.

1998 NBA draft

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Following the 1998 NBA draft, Nash was traded from the Suns to the Mavericks in exchange for Martin Müürsepp, Bubba Wells, the draft rights to Pat Garrity and a first-round draft pick (who later turned out to be future Phoenix teammate Shawn Marion).
They then traded Garrity in a package to the Phoenix Suns for Steve Nash.

Michael Finley

Together with Dirk Nowitzki and Michael Finley, Nash led the Mavericks to the Western Conference Finals the following season.
Along with point guard Steve Nash and forward Dirk Nowitzki, he became an integral part of the Mavericks' late '90s "run and gun" offense.

Santa Clara Broncos

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A major influence in Phoenix's choice was assistant coach Donnie Nelson, who met Nash back in high school as he was coached by Nelson's friend Ken Shields, and would eventually befriend the player as he played in Santa Clara.
The program has produced NBA stars Steve Nash, and Kurt Rambis, as well as college stars Ken Sears and Bob Feerick.

Dallas Mavericks

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He made minimal impact and was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in 1998.
Notable were the acquisitions of power forward Dirk Nowitzki and point guard Steve Nash, two seemingly unspectacular moves which would make a great impact in the future.

2004–05 Phoenix Suns season

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The Phoenix Suns on the other hand offered the point guard a six-year, $63 million contract.
During the offseason, the Suns re-acquired All-Star guard Steve Nash from the Dallas Mavericks, and signed free agent Quentin Richardson.

Santa Clara Broncos men's basketball

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In his four seasons with the Broncos, the team made three NCAA Tournament appearances, and he was twice named the West Coast Conference (WCC) Player of the Year.
Coach Dick Davey became the head coach at Santa Clara in 1992, after serving as an assistant for many years, and experienced immediate success, thanks to a young Canadian point guard named Steve Nash.

Santa Clara University

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After a successful high school basketball career in British Columbia, Nash earned a scholarship to Santa Clara University in California.

1996–97 Phoenix Suns season

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After graduating with a degree in sociology, Nash was selected 15th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the 1996 NBA draft.
The Suns used their first-round pick to select point guard Steve Nash from Santa Clara.

Jason Kidd

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He had spent the summer before that honing his skills, playing with the Canadian national team and working out with the likes of established NBA players Jason Kidd and Gary Payton.
The Suns, who finished the season with a 56–26 record, had been recognized for their fast-paced style of play with Kidd frequently leading a small lineup of four guards (Kidd, Kevin Johnson, Rex Chapman and Steve Nash) being on the floor at the same time together with Antonio McDyess playing at center.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

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Nash has been a co-owner of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer (MLS) since the team entered the league in 2011.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC is owned by a group of four investors; Greg Kerfoot, Steve Luczo, Jeff Mallett, and Steve Nash.

2006–07 NBA season

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He was named MVP again in the and was runner-up for a third consecutive MVP to Nowitzki in 2006–07.

West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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In his four seasons with the Broncos, the team made three NCAA Tournament appearances, and he was twice named the West Coast Conference (WCC) Player of the Year.

Point guard

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Named by ESPN in 2006 as the ninth-greatest point guard of all time, Nash led the league in assists and free-throw percentage at various points in his career.
Other point guards who have been named NBA MVP include Bob Cousy, Oscar Robertson, Derrick Rose, and Russell Westbrook, and two-time winners Steve Nash and Stephen Curry.

Martin Müürsepp

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Following the 1998 NBA draft, Nash was traded from the Suns to the Mavericks in exchange for Martin Müürsepp, Bubba Wells, the draft rights to Pat Garrity and a first-round draft pick (who later turned out to be future Phoenix teammate Shawn Marion).
He was involved when the Phoenix Suns traded Steve Nash to Dallas, but he never played for Phoenix, as they would release him soon afterwards.