Steve Nash

Steve Nash

Basketball Player

Stephen John Nash OC OBC is a Canadian professional basketball coach and former player who most recently served as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. He played 18 seasons in the NBA, where he was an eight-time All-Star and a seven-time All-NBA selection.

Full Name
Feb 7, 1974
6′ 3″
Net Worth


Steve Nash was born on February 7, 1974 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He grew up in Victoria, British Columbia and attended St. Michaels University School. Nash is a two time NBA MVP, eight-time NBA All-Star, and seven-time All-NBA selection. He has also won three consecutive league assists titles and holds the record for most assists in a single season (1,038). 

Nash started playing basketball at the age of 12 after watching his older brother play. He eventually went on to play college basketball at Santa Clara University where he was twice named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year. In 1996 he was drafted 15th overall by the Phoenix Suns and became an instant star with his creative passing skills and ability to make shots from long range. During his time with the Suns, Nash led them to three playoff appearances and was twice named NBA MVP in 2005 and 2006.

In 2012 he joined the Los Angeles Lakers but injuries limited him throughout his stay with the team. In 2015 he retired from professional basketball after 19 seasons in the league. Since then he has been involved in various philanthropic activities and is currently a consultant for both Canadian national teams as well as a special advisor for Golden State Warriors’ general manager Bob Myers.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1974</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Steve Nash is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On February 7, 1974, Steve Nash was born in Johannesburg, South Africa.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1981</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to Canada</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Nash and his family move to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1992</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Graduates from High School</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Nash graduates from Mount Douglas Secondary School in Victoria.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Drafted by Phoenix Suns</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Selected as the fifteenth overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">MVP Award Winner</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Nash wins the NBA Most Valuable Player award after leading the league in assists.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Retires from Professional Basketball</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Steve Nash retires from professional basketball after 18 seasons in the NBA.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Enters Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Nash is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Inspiring Leader</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Steve Nash is a great leader on and off the court. He uses his leadership skills to inspire and motivate others to reach their full potential. He also leads through example, showing that hard work and dedication are key to success.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an Accomplished Player</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Steve Nash is an accomplished basketball player. He was voted as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996 and was named MVP twice in 2005 and 2006. He has also won two NBA championships with the Phoenix Suns.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Generous With His Time</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Steve Nash is generous with his time, often using it to give back to the community. He has been involved with many charities such as the Steve Nash Foundation, which helps underprivileged children receive education and sporting opportunities, as well as Make-A-Wish which helps grant wishes for children with life threatening illnesses.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Born in South Africa</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Steve Nash was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and moved to Canada with his family when he was 18 months old.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Attended Santa Clara University</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Nash played college basketball at Santa Clara University, where he was a two-time West Coast Conference Player of the Year.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> The Only Player to Win MVP Awards with Two Different Teams</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Steve Nash is the only player to win back-to-back MVP awards with two different teams - the Dallas Mavericks (2004-2005) and the Phoenix Suns (2005-2006).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Holds Several NBA Records</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Steve Nash holds several NBA records, including most free throws made in a season (937) and most consecutive free throws (97).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Philanthropic Efforts</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2001, Steve Nash founded the Steve Nash Foundation, which has raised over $7 million for underserved children and communities in British Columbia, Arizona, California, and Paraguay.</p></div>


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