Suns Eye Reluctant Steve Nash For Coaching Job

The Suns have strong interest in Steve Nash to fill their coaching vacancy but the two-time MVP doesn’t feel ready to become a full-time coach, sources tell Marc Stein of Chris Mannix of The Vertical on Yahoo Sports earlier today wrote that Nash should be expected to emerge as a candidate for the position created when the team fired Jeff Hornacek overnight, citing owner Robert Sarver’s fondness for the retired point guard. Sarver and Nash recently bought controlling interest in the Spanish soccer club Real Mallorca, Mannix notes. Still, Nash never wanted to be a head coach, tweets Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic. Nash is serving as a part-time player development consultant for the Warriors this season and is also GM of Team Canada.

Many believe Sarver would do whatever it takes to bring Nash back to the Suns organization, Mannix writes, suggesting that the team might consider clearing a front office position for him. The feeling around the Suns is that GM Ryan McDonough is safe for the time being, but ultimately the team is expected to review its operation from top to bottom, team sources told Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders.

Nash, who turns 42 on Sunday, is a year removed from having retired as a player, though the Mavericks reportedly clung to hopes as recently as June that he would return to play this season. A nerve ailment kept him from appearing in a regular season game last season.

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4 thoughts on “Suns Eye Reluctant Steve Nash For Coaching Job

  1. Steve in Chicago

    Uh yeeeeah I am not ready to be a full time coach guys. It’s not you, it’s me. Not like I enjoy working for a historic all good team or anything , I am just “not ready” to be a full time head coach, yeah that’s it.

  2. vonjunk

    How a responsible team does this: 1. Decide the current coach isn’t the right fit. 2. Look around and find a great replacement. 3. Fire coach and immediately announce his replacement.

    The Suns style: 1. Decide the coach isn’t right. 2. Fire coach. 3. Scramble and hire the wrong person to coach because, gosh, you’re in a hurry.

    Another example of the Suns front office. Trade one of the Morris twins in a pursuit for Aldridge. NOT understand that the twin that stayed would be upset and do all he could to bomb. Markeiff should have been traded or waved a long time ago. RyanMcDonough still doesn’t see the human side of being a GM.

    These whole episodes encapsulate the Suns front office for too many years. Directionless, incompetent and not thinking their actions through. Steve Nash won’t fix this, unless he can convince Sarver to give him some power over McD.

  3. Daniel

    I think Nash should be the next HC for the Suns. After all he did play his years in Phoneix

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