- 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
- 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
- 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.
John Stockton, 1992
Magic Johnson, 1993
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