Steve Nash  
 

  • As a senior at Santa Clara, Steve shared an apartment with four friends. They called their pad the “Fireplace.” One of his roommates was Randy Winn, an outfielder for the Seattle Mariners.
  • When Santa Clara upset Arizona in the 1993 NCAA Tournament, the wife of Broncos head coach Dick Davey was in San Jose directing a school production of “Cinderella.”
  • Steve graduated from Santa Clara as the school’s all-time leader in assists (510), free throw percentage (.862), and 3-pointers made and attempted (263-656), and third on the scoring list with1,689 points. He also holds Santa Clara's single-season record for free throw percentage (.894).
  • In 1994-95, Steve became only the fourth player in WCC history to lead the league in scoring and assists in the same season, a feat first accomplished by John Stockton.
  • Steve is one of only three Santa Clara players chosen in the first round of the NBA draft.
  • Steve set a dubious mark in February of 1997 when he fouled out against Portland in six minutes of play. (He also registered no points, rebounds or assists.) He became the 12th NBA player to be disqualified in six minutes or less. Dick Farley of the Syracuse Nationals holds the record, fouling out in five minutes against the St. Louis Hawks in 1956.
  • Prior to the 2000 Olympics, Steve handed Canadian coach Gus Triano $25,000 and told him to distribute the money evenly among his teammates to cover travel expenses.
  • Steve’s 2001-02 Dallas team set an NBA record by averaging just 12.1 turnovers a game.
  • Steve recorded the first triple-double of his career against Portland in November of 2003, with 14 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds.
  • Steve won the Skills Contest at during the 2005 All-Star Weekend.
  • Steve has a signed photo of him with Magic Johnson. The Hall of Famer wrote, “Good luck from Big Magic to Little Magic.”
  • Steve lists his all-time Canadian starting five as Eli Pasquale and Jay Triano in the backcourt and Leo Rautins, Gerald Kazanowski and Bill Wennington in the frontcourt.
  • Steve is a big soccer fan. His favorite pro team is the Tottenham Hotspurs. He also loves the NHL, and roots hard for the Vancouver Canucks.
  • Steve and his longtime girlfriend, Alejandra Amarilla, had twin girls in October of 2004.
  • Steve was the subject of the 1996 book, Long Shot: Steve Nash’s Journey to the NBA, by Jeff Rudd.
  • Steve is the sponsor of the Steve Nash Youth Basketball League in British Columbia. Some 10,000 boys and girls participate in the program.
  • One of Steve's biggest fans is recording artist Bruce Hornsby. The singer started rooting for the Suns after Phoenix acquired the point guard before the 2004-05 season. Hornsby's son idolizes Steve, and the three have been friendly since they met a few years earlier.


 

 



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