Steve Nash, named Stephen John Nash at birth, is considered to be one of the best point guard players in NBA history. Conferred with the title of NBA Most Valuable Player twice, Steve has been eight times NBA all-star and seven times NBA all selection. ESPN also named Steve as the ninth Greatest Point Guard Player of All Time in 2006 and included him in their “Top 100 Most Influential People Across the Globe” list in the same year.
Steve also became the general manager of the Canadian men’s basketball team and is currently serving as a player development consultant for the “Golden State Warrior.” To know more about the Net worth of Steve Nash in 2019, keep reading.
Steve Nash was born on February 7, 1974, in Johannesburg, South Africa. His mother, Jean is of Welsh origin, while his father, John is English. Steve’s parents moved to Victoria, British Columbia when he was 18 months old, which is why Steve holds both British and Canadian citizenship. His father was a professional soccer player who played in various parts of the country. He has a younger brother, Martin with whom he used to play ice hockey as a child.
Steve attended Mount Douglas Secondary School in Saanich, British Columbia for a little while before being transferred to a public boarding school called St. Michael University School due to his continuous poor academic performance. It was here that he began his basketball journey. In his final year, he led his team to the British Columbia AAA Provincial Championship title and was hailed as the Province’s Player of the Year.
After completing his high school education, he tried for various American universities to no avail until he bagged a basketball scholarship to Santa Clara, thanks to the university’s coach Dick Davey who specially requested for the video of Steve’s game. In 2005, Steve settled down in married life with Alejandra Amarilla.
The couple was then blessed with a son, Matteo and twin daughters, Lola and Bella before they eventually got divorced in 2012. Following his divorce, Steve dated Brittany Richardson, said to be the reason behind his divorce, for a while before parting ways in 2015. He is currently married to Lilla Fredricks whom he married in 2016.
Steve Nash’s basketball journey began right from high school, where he bagged various titles and championships. After graduating from University, he was selected by the “Phoenix Suns” in 1996 during the NBA draft games. For the first 2 seasons, he played as a supporting player in the NBA and later in 1998, he was traded from the “Suns” to the “Maverick’s.” It was in “Maverick’s” that Steve entrenched himself as a formidable point guard and played all the games of the 1st season. He played for the “Maverick’s” till 2004 before making a comeback to the “Suns” after they signed him for $63 million.
While playing for the “Suns”, he clinched the 2004-05 NBA MVP award and also became the first player to redeem the honor. In 2012, Steve signed with the “Angeles Lakers,” but couldn’t play in the 2012-13 season due to a leg injury. After his recovery, the “Lakers” went on to win 3 consecutive matches out of a total of 4 and Steve became the 5th player to reach the 10,000 career assists in NBA history. Steve had to take voluntary retirement in 2015 due to various health complications he had developed after his leg injury. Later on, he took on part-time consulting duties for the “Golden State Warriors” who won the 2017 NBA finals.
Awards and Achievements
Steve Nash has garnered various accolades throughout his career, some of which include:
• NBA Most Valuable Player Award, which he won twice.
• The PBWA’S Magic Johnson Award
• The Lou Marsh Trophy in 2005
Net Worth of Steve Nash’s
The estimated net worth of Steve Nash is $105 million, a fortune that he has amassed over the course of his immensely successful basketball career.
Steve Nash’s successful career is a testament to the fact that nothing is impossible if you try hard enough. Despite some initial setbacks in his career, Steve sailed through and ultimately because of his enthusiasm, dedication and hard work he managed to not only prove his worth but also won many titles and awards for his performances. As for now, Steve continues to impart his wisdom and skills to younger players enabling them to fulfil their basketball dreams!