Boxden hiphop sports wild'ish games movies news eyecandy tech gear rides
trending now popular now #top20 top yesterday all sections videos pics tracks headlines

Steve Nash hired as GM of Canada's national basketball team

most watched this minute | see more
most viewed right now
253 viewing
 Image inside The Internet Already Making A Mockery Out Of Jay Z..
98 comments
most viewed right now
112 viewing
 BOX Ms. Parker from Friday: "I Like Floyd Mayweather Jr."
29 comments

top in section
34 viewing
 Image inside Eddie Murphy's GF and daughter.
top in eyecandy
top in section
39 viewing
 Image inside The Lincoln Continental is back
top in rides

people viewing this topic:   (0 members and 1 guests)  
 
 

let em know Share this on TwitterShare this on Facebook
 Steve Nash hired as GM of Canada's national basketball team
Unread 05-08-2012, 02:49 PMJoined Nov 2007 - away - #1
1325 pageviews
15 comments


theFREAK 1291 heat pts1291 space
avatar space
💦
space
$32,153 | POWERFUL

[pic - click to view]


Steve Nash has made his first big basketball decision of the summer, agreeing to become general manager of the senior men's national team for Canada Basketball.

Nash, who will be a highly coveted NBA free agent this summer, will be introduced in his new role at a news conference Tuesday in Toronto. The arrangement will be similar to the one Wayne Gretzky had with Hockey Canada in advance of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

"Obviously I love the program," Nash told ESPN.com. "It was a huge part of my development as a player. Going to the Olympics (in 2000) was the best experience of my career.

"So if I can help other Canadians experience that, it would be pretty amazing. I want to try to lend my hand to help develop our system and change the image and reputation of this country internationally and be a resource for as many of our good, young kids as possible."

Long known back home as "Captain Canada" after leading a team of unknowns to within one win of the medal round at the 2000 Sydney Games, Nash hasn't played for his country since the qualifying rounds for the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

As part of his new job, Nash will have a strong say in the hiring of Canada's next coach. Former Toronto Raptors coach Jay Triano, who was in charge for the Sydney Olympics, is regarded as an overwhelming favorite for the post after he completes his summer stint as an a.ssistant to Mike Krzyzewski with Team USA at the London Olympics.

There is quiet optimism that Canada's basketball fortunes could be on the rise after Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph were first-round picks in the 2011 NBA draft. Nash is optimistic the number of Canadians in the NBA could rise to double digits "in the next five years."

"Maybe the timing of this will seem a little bit odd because I'm still playing (in the NBA), but this is about trying to impact a bunch of kids, trying to be a good resource and a source of some good. We have a lot of developing talent in our country and I'm excited to help them," Nash said.

Nash will be a.ssisted in the job by former Olympic teammate Rowan Barrett, who will run day-to-day operations as a.ssistant GM. The next major competition for Canada's national team isn't until summer 2013, when it will try to qualify for the world championships, which FIBA is rebranding as the World Cup.

As for his forthcoming return to free agency in July for the first time since summer 2004, Nash said: "I've been so busy with this that I haven't had much of a chance to start thinking about it. In the coming weeks, I'll definitely start to think about what I'm going to do."

Nash, 38, told ESPN.com last month that he wants to play in the NBA for at least three more seasons. He's also said in recent weeks that he has not ruled out re-signing with the Phoenix Suns, but intends to test the open market.

Suns owner Robert Sarver, meanwhile, told Phoenix radio station KTAR-AM last week: "If the situation's right, both parties would like to continue working together."

Steve Nash of Phoenix Suns to become GM of Canada Basketball - ESPN
image

ronnie won image

Last edited by theFREAK; 05-08-2012 at 03:01 PM..
Reply With Quote
The Following BX resident gave props to theFREAK (Sent To 8,665 Subscribers)  HOT TOPIC  (05-08-2012)

15 comments for "Steve Nash hired as GM of Canada's national basketball team"

- To post a comment, join the squad -


Unread 05-08-2012, 02:51 PMJoined Apr 2005 - away - #2
Rubix  space
avatar space
NY cosigned
space
$8,104 | POWERFUL
Inb4canadastillsucks..








Canada still sucks.
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-08-2012, 02:55 PMJoined Jul 2010 - away - #3
Ca$h Out 33 heat pts33 space
avatar space
boxden is dead
space
$24,439 | POWERFUL
GM?? lol wtf??
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-08-2012, 03:02 PMJoined Jun 2005 - away - #4
katalist 188 heat pts188 space
avatar space
Go Bronco's! Go Pacer's!
space
$34,750 | POWERFUL
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-08-2012, 03:06 PMJoined Feb 2008 - away - #5
Illuminati 96 heat pts96 space
avatar space
Senior Member
space
$26,904 | POWERFUL
Originally Posted by 1992
GM?? lol wtf??
He will recruit all of the amazing Canadians players like Wiggins :dancingcool: you mad
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-08-2012, 04:06 PMJoined Jun 2004 - away - #6
Tastemaker331 29 heat pts29 space
avatar space
Lovely Mirror
space
$33,717 | POWERFUL
dude hasnt played for the national team since he was a young dude

Canada has decent young talent though. Thompson, the Joseph family, Pangos, etc. Might be a good team in a few years
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-08-2012, 04:11 PMJoined May 2005 - away - #7
R0R0 21 heat pts21 space
avatar space
PURPLE N GOLD bi*chES!
space
$5,328 | 14941379
More and more rumors about canada maybe hell go to the raptors play 2 seasons call it a career and then coach? Or front office
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-08-2012, 04:33 PMJoined Jan 2010 - away - #8
Deelo Deniroz 14 heat pts14 space
avatar space
Haters Gon Hate
space
$3,148 | 10372538
then he signs a deal wit raps and then bring in reke for demar :applause:
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-08-2012, 08:36 PMJoined Jan 1998 - away - #9
ronnie|A 10 heat pts10 space
avatar space
D. Casey = tank commander
space
$29,134 | POWERFUL
Nash reppin canada hard... see ya later Jose
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-08-2012, 09:08 PMJoined Dec 2009 - away - #10
Braz 80 heat pts80 space
avatar space
What's a king to a Braz
space
$15,346 | POWERFUL
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-08-2012, 10:46 PMJoined Jun 2005 - away - #11
Vancouver 9 heat pts space
avatar space
Senior Member
space
$2,295 | 10576235
I duno how I feel about this. I mean it's a dope move, and it will help recruit players, but at the same time this dude NEVER played for team Canada in his prime, which was some bi*ch sh*t. So, again, I duno how I feel about this.
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-08-2012, 10:59 PMJoined Sep 2005 - away - #12
Hold That 91 heat pts91 space
avatar space
Senior Member
space
$29,809 | POWERFUL
Nash is going to have it so easy when he retires. This is just setting him up, with down the line landing a GM job in the NBA(Paxon Kerr) without having to coach a single game or have any executive office experience what so ever..
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2012, 12:56 AMJoined Sep 2006 - away - #13
hooligun 11 heat pts11 space
avatar space
I run L.A.
space
$18,795 | POWERFUL
how many canadians in the nba? i just know him and dalembert.
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2012, 01:08 AMJoined Jul 2004 - away - #14
StuNNa 161 heat pts161 space
avatar space
In Zen We Trust
space
$39,143 | POWERFUL
Originally Posted by Hold That
Nash is going to have it so easy when he retires. This is just setting him up, with down the line landing a GM job in the NBA(Paxon Kerr) without having to coach a single game or have any executive office experience what so ever..
hes white
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2012, 06:53 AMJoined Jun 2004 - away - #15
Tastemaker331 29 heat pts29 space
avatar space
Lovely Mirror
space
$33,717 | POWERFUL
Originally Posted by hooligun
how many canadians in the nba? i just know him and dalembert.
Tristan Thompson, Cory Joseph, Joel Anthony, Jamal Magloire
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2012, 07:26 AMJoined Mar 2004 - away - #16
bigman_d_  space
avatar space
Cant Hate On a Playa
space
$420 | 457123
GOOD sh*t NASH, HOPE HE GOES TO A CONTENDER IN THE OFF SEASON, ID LIKE TO ATLEAST SEE THE HOMIE GET A CHANCE FOR A RING
Reply With Quote
 

Home > all sections > BX SportsCenter
  
    
          join bx


 




that hot ish yesterday


most viewed right now
203 viewing
Article inside 42 ADMITTED False Flag Attacks  
111 comments
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
34 viewing
NBA 2K15 will be $10 on Amazon if James Harden + John Wall..
324 comments
@games
most viewed right now
32 viewing
Video inside Tamar Braxton crying cuz Chris Brown gave her light..
131 comments
@movies
most viewed right now
22 viewing
Video inside What made you laugh the hardest in your entire life?
163 comments
@movies
most viewed right now
18 viewing
Image inside and i get high with my baby  
138 comments
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
18 viewing
Video inside The most classic Rap City freestyle ever
136 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
17 viewing
Video inside Passed Out in the Middle of the Freeway
61 comments
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
16 viewing
Image inside any of you seen dame dash's movie?  
48 comments
@movies
most viewed right now
10 viewing
100: Could you could survive in prison?  
171 comments
@wild'ish

^
contact us   |   bx@twitter   |   bx@facebook   |   privacy   |   search   |   BX 1998-end of time