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Steve Nash’s Net Worth: Nets Coach Has More Cash Than (Almost All) His Players
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MVSteve. Two Time. Nashty.

These are the nicknames Basketball Reference lists for all-time great point guard Steve Nash.

They fit nicely, but I have some to offer of my own: The Guru of Flow, the Phoenix point god, the Canadian Sensation, Steve.

Nash’s remarkable basketball career crossed borders, crossed ankles, twice earned him the honor of the NBA’s best player, and secured a large stack of cash.

Early Life & High School

Stephen John Nash was born on February 7, 1974 in Johannesburg, South Africa. As a baby, his family moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and later settled in Victoria, British Columbia. He played ice hockey and soccer before focusing on hoops.

Nash initially attended Mount Douglas Secondary School, but finished up at St. Michaels University School. On the hardwood, he averaged 21.3 points, 11.2 assists, and 9.1 rebounds per game. As a senior, he led the Blue Jags to the British Columbia AAA provincial championship title and was named BC’s Player of the Year.

Virtually unrecruited, Nash accepted a lone scholarship offer from Santa Clara University.

Santa Clara

Under head coach Dick Davey, Nash accelerated the Broncos to success. As a freshman, he led an upset over No. 2 seeded Arizona in the first round of the 1993 NCAA Tournament. Nash sealed the game for the WCC tournament champs with six straight free throws in the last 30 seconds. Santa Clara fell to Temple 68-57 in the second round.

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Nash propelled SC to the NCAA Tournament again in 1995 and ’96.

— 2x WCC Player of the Year

— No. 11 Retired by Santa Clara Broncos

— All-America Honorable Mention (1996) – AP, USBWA

After four successful years that saw a gain in national recognition, Nash declared for the 1996 NBA Draft.

NBA Career & Earnings

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Nash was selected 15th overall by the Phoenix Suns. A late bloomer, he took some time to get going. Once he did, it was a thrill to watch his wizardry.

His career achievements for the Suns, Dallas Mavericks, and Los Angeles Lakers speak for themselves:

— 2x NBA Most Valuable Player

— 8x NBA All-Star

— 3x All-NBA First Team

— 2x All-NBA Second Team

— 2x All-NBA Third Team

— 5x NBA assists leader

— 4x 50-40-90 club

Nash reached the Western Conference Finals with the Mavs in 2003, and the Suns in 2005, 2006, and 2010. He never reached the NBA Finals.

The point guard teamed up with Kobe Bryant on the Lakers as a free agent in 2012. He retired with LA in 2015. According to Spotrac, he earned $144,655,827 over 19 seasons.

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He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018. He’s one of only 11 players to win back-to-back MVPs in NBA history.

Personal Life

Nash married Alejandra Amarilla in 2005. Together, they have two children: twin daughters Lola and Bella, and son Matteo. The couple split soon after their son’s birth.

He married former volleyball player Lilla Frederick in 2016. They have one son, Luca.

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Endorsements & Other Ventures

The two-time MVP has endorsements with MDG Computers, Raymond Well watches, Vitamin Water, Clearly Canadian bottled water, and Nike.

The eight-time All-Star is a well-known soccer aficionado. In addition to playing often, he’s been a co-owner of Vancouver Whitecaps FC since the team joined Major League Soccer in 2011. He also has a stake in Spanish club RCD Mallorca. Nash formed a close friendship with Dallas teammate Dirk Nowitzki over their soccer fandom.

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The former professional basketball player served as general manager of the Canadian men’s national basketball team from 2012-19.

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Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets hired Nash as their head coach on September 3, 2020. He’ll take over a talented roster headlined by Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. He previously worked with Durant as a team-consultant for the Golden State Warriors.

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The two-time MVP award winner spent his offseasons in New York City during his career.

Steve Nash Net Worth

Per Celebrity Net Worth, Steve Nash’s net worth is $95 million.

In an unacquainted role as a first-time head coach, Nash will navigate it like a pick-and-roll.

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Joe Grobeck About the author:
Joe is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and lives in Austin, Texas. He believes Ndaumkong Suh should've won the 2009 Heisman and is an avid basketball fan.
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