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Report: Steve Nash Tabbed To Head Canadian National Team

Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash will likely take over as an "overseer" for the Canadian men's basketball team as they prepare for the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games, according to the Vancouver Sun.

“I very much hope that there’ll be a day, somewhere down the road, where we’ll be able to tap Steve on the shoulder and he’ll be at a time in his life and his career where it makes sense for him,” Canadian Basketball CEO Wayne Parrish told the paper. “(His involvement) would be a tremendous thing for the sport in Canada, a tremendous thing for our success internationally as we count down to Rio in 2016 and 2020. I feel pretty good thinking Steve will in some way be part of the mix as we move forward.”

Canada has failed to qualify for the last three Olympic Games.

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