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Steve Nash
Steve Nash
Position: None
Born: 02/07/74
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:195 lbs. / 88.5 kg.
DURANT: He just told me about the atmosphere in the Bay Area, the culture of the team. I asked him about Steph and Klay and Draymond and the type of people they are day to day. Obviously I didn’t know much about that, how they approached their jobs, how they approach working. And he had great things to say, just like everybody else I asked. I trust his judgment. -Q: That was after you met with Steph and the guys in The Hamptons and met with all the other teams? -DURANT: Yeah, it was after. -Q: Right as you’re making your decision… -DURANT: Yeah, as I was making my decision. He just told me more of what I wanted to hear as far as what type of guys they were. I trust his judgment on stuff. He’s always kept it real with me. He wasn’t recruiting me or anything, he just let me know how it is here.
Q: So Durant calls you just as he’s making the decision this summer. What was that conversation like? Steve Nash: I think Kevin was ready to make a move for himself as a person. I sensed that in him. OK, so there were two things going on here. One, there’s a basketball move that had at least two sides–what a great move for him and everybody can see that or people who despise him for making this move. The reality is that he made a decision within the rules as a basketball player, to the team that he chose, and it was fair.
Steve Nash: The other side of it–he’s at a stage of his life where he wanted to challenge himself as a man and put himself in an environment where he felt there was room for a different kind of growth in a way, maybe an uncomfortable different step. I think from the outside, people look at it and go, he went to the best team available. But that’s the same thing LeBron did as a free agent the last two times, he went to Miami and Cleveland to join two max players. When he was doing that, there didn’t happen to be team with three all-stars or maybe he would’ve gone to that one. Look, it would’ve been easier for him, no one would’ve been upset if he went back to OKC; but I think he has a chance here to grow as a man and put himself in a new environment where he’d be challenged in different ways.
Steve Nash: For me, I thought it’d be a great move for him basketball-wise. I thought that he would fit in great. And one thing I told him, if he doesn’t make a move like this, there’s nothing stopping a free agent next year from (joining the Warriors in this spot). (If he doesn’t sign with the Warriors), he loses an opportunity where he’s in complete control and has his own choice and he took advantage of it. What I really started to realize as I talked through the process with him, it seemed like he wanted to take the next step as a man. It was less about winning a championship than being challenged in new ways and gain as much as he could from that new experience.