Steve Nash Rumors

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Steve Nash
Steve Nash
Position: -
Born: 02/07/74
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:195 lbs. / 88.5 kg.
Earnings: $146,936,620 ($183,777,470*)
SNY’s Ian Begley reported that the Brooklyn Nets had hoped to hire Phil Handy onto Steve Nash’s staff. Given his close relationship with Kyrie Irving from their time together in Cleveland, it seemed like a distinct possibility. But Handy confirmed in an interview with Jason Dumas of KRON4 in Philadelphia that he is remaining with the Lakers.

In his first public comments since Nash was named the Nets coach on Sept. 3, Nowitzki told The News that he was flattered and grateful that Nash reached out to him, but . . . “First of all, I don’t know if I could do it anywhere but here,” he said. “That’s of course first. Second, I just think the timing is not right. I love being with the family. I’m so over basketball at this point that it wasn’t even a thought for me.” “Here,” of course, is Dallas, where Nowitzki played all 21 of his NBA seasons and continues to live with his wife, Jessica, and their three young children.
“That’s going to be a lot of fun [for Nash] and it’s a lot of challenges, but I think he’s up for it,” Nowitzki said. “To me he was always a natural leader, with his positive attitude. “He was always the first one to slap people on the butts when things weren’t working. To me, he was one of the most positive teammates I’ve ever been around. I think he’s going to be great. He’ll learn more about the timeout situations, play-calling and stuff like that, but he already has what it takes to be a natural leader to me.”
Justin Anderson: I was driving on the road when I heard the news and I remember sitting there and thought about it. I was driving back from Charlottesville and thinking about how the world comes full circle. I remember watching him play with Dirk and I got to play with Dirk and remember how highly he spoke of him and (Nash) wasn’t even around. I’m excited to potentially get the opportunity to work and play for him. It’s one of those guys you play hard for.