Steve Nash joins Warriors as player development consulatant
The NBA champion Golden State Warriors added a two-time league MVP to their front-office roster, announcing on Friday that Steve Nash joined the team as a player development consultant.
The team says that Nash's role will see the 19-year NBA veteran embedded with the Warriors periodically throughout the season, working on-court with the team.
"Steve Nash was one of the best guards to ever play in this league and we are so happy to add him to our staff and have him working with our players," Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said in a release.
"Even though he possessed incredible individual skills and abilities, Steve always played the game with a team-first mentality, which is something that we emphasize greatly within our group."
Nash, 41, retired from professional basketball this past March and has worked most notably as the general manager of the Canadian men's national team.
"The Warriors played such a beautiful style of team basketball last season and it's a style that I am very familiar with and enjoyed playing throughout my career," Nash said in a release."This team is extremely talented, as they proved in winning the championship last season, but they also have a number of core players who are relatively young in their careers.
"That is a very unique blend and I'm excited about the opportunity to work with these guys and hopefully pass along some of the lessons that I learned during my career."