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Stephen John Nash was born on February 7, , to British and Welsh parents in Johannesburg, South Africa, he returned as a CBS correspondent to the World Cup into an athletic family: his father, John, played semi-professional soccer and his mother, Jean, netball. After two years in South Africa, the Nash family immigrated to Canada to avoid raising their children amidst apartheid. In , Steve moved to Santa Clara University on the only basketball scholarship offered him. In the fall of , he welcomed a son, Matteo Nash.
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He currently serves as senior advisor of the Canadian men's national team and as a player development consultant for the Golden State Warriors. After a successful high school basketball career in British Columbia , Nash earned a scholarship to Santa Clara University in California. Nash graduated from Santa Clara as the team's all-time leader in assists and was taken as the 15th pick in the NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns. He made minimal impact and was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in Named by ESPN in as the ninth-greatest point guard of all time, Nash led the league in assists and free throw percentage at various points in his career. He is also ranked as one of the top players in NBA league history in three-point shooting , free throw shooting, total assists, and assists per game.
In , Steve retired after 19 seasons, leaving the League as third all-time assists leader behind only John Stockton and Jason Kidd , having led the NBA in assists for five seasons and been the oldest player ever to do so — he is one of two NBA players to ever average more than 10 assists per game at age Oh, and that shot went in. Get the limited-edition t-shirt! Assists matter.