Report: Steve Nash not interested in Suns coaching job

Monday February 1st, 2016

The Phoenix Suns are reportedly interested in Steve Nash to fill the team's head coaching vacancy but the two-time MVP is not ready to jump into full-time coaching, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

The Suns fired head coach Jeff Hornacek on Sunday with the team in 14th place in the Eastern Conference entering Monday. Phoenix is 14–35, having won just two games in January and going 6–26 since Dec. 1.

Nash is currently a part-time consultant for Golden State Warriors. He has also served as the general manager of the Canadian men’s national basketball team since 2012.

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Earlier this month, Suns owner Robert Sarver and Nash partnered to purchase Spanish soccer club Mallorca for about $21 million.

Nash, who played with the Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers during his 18-year career, was an eight-time All-Star. He has career averages of 14.3 points and 8.5 assists per game. He was an All-Star selection six times with the Suns and reached the playoffs seven times.

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