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Lakers News: Steve Nash ‘Not Necessarily Interested’ In Coaching Reviewed by Momizat on . [new_royalslider id="234"] Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash is nearing the end of his playing career. At 40-years-old, Nash will likely retire after this coming seas [new_royalslider id="234"] Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash is nearing the end of his playing career. At 40-years-old, Nash will likely retire after this coming seas Rating: 0
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Lakers News: Steve Nash ‘Not Necessarily Interested’ In Coaching

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Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash is nearing the end of his playing career. At 40-years-old, Nash will likely retire after this coming season following the last year of his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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With Jason Kidd and Derek Fisher becoming NBA head coaches immediately after retiring as a player, Nash being the next veteran point guard to make the transition wouldn’t be all that surprising. Although Nash has been reluctant to leave the game he loves, becoming a head coach doesn’t seem to be in his immediate future, according to Brett Pollakoff of Pro Basketball Talk:

“Not really,” Nash said Monday, on a conference call with reporters to promote his annual charity soccer game, which will take place in New York on Wednesday. “I’m not necessarily interested in coaching at this point in my life. I would never say never, but it’s not on my radar right now.”

At this point in time, Nash’s immediate future is uncertain. The veteran floor general is one of three players the Lakers have under contract next season, but Nash’s name is starting to get mentioned in trade rumors heading toward the 2014 NBA draft.

Even though the Lakers will have to pay a $1.5 million trade bonus if they send the future Hall of Famer elsewhere, the storied franchise is exploring all options moving forward.

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One rumor involving Nash that has started to circulate is a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers. The Lakers would send Nash and the seventh pick in the upcoming draft to Philadelphia in a trade for Thaddeus Young and Michael Carter-Williams.

If the Lakers intend on making a serious pitch to LeBron James and or Carmelo Anthony, Los Angeles may need to find a way to move Nash’s contract. Nash is set to make $9.7 million next season and there’s no telling what he’ll be able to provide in terms of production on the floor.
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  • shockjay

    I would only make the trade IF there was a very strong chance of getting LeBron and/or Carmelo. The last time we went all in on a player (Howard) he left us hanging high and dry.

  • AK

    doesnt nash own a soccer team? he doesnt need the money

  • hookedonnews

    That Sixers trade rumor has already been shot down. Nash said in the Grantland videos that he wasn’t interested in coaching because of all the peripheral stuff that comes with it. I heard today that the Lakers were hoping to land Melo & LeBron after next season (that would be assuming that they played out the final year of their contracts in NY & Miami). If that’s the case there would be no reason to move Nash’s contract. If they had a reasonable chance of landing LeBron this year I’m sure they would do whatever they had to do short of moving Kobe to get him.

  • roseducanna

    Good trade ,NASH and 7th to Phil for YOUNG and MCW.

  • Jeff B

    Go away, Nash

  • Javon Newton

    trade are pick for Irving then sighn melo and LeBron

  • ra

    Nash is (was?) a great player. It was (is?) exciting to watch him play, and perform point guard magic.

    His current condition makes it difficult for him to play. That means ‘low stock’. Which team would want that? Only a team that would want to write off his salary at the end of next year, so they could be involved in next years FA bonanza.

    But .. that’s happening this year. The Free Agents are coming now, which makes things more difficult with transactions involving Steve.

  • LegendInMyMind

    If they can dump Nash’s salary and get adequate compensation for the 7th pick in return, then they should pull that trigger and look to reload in free agency. They’ve really got nothing to lose here, because I don’t think they’re gonna get much more than someone who can one day be more than a solid contributor with that pick. I don’t see a ‘franchise player’ in this draft falling past the top 4 or 5.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    This whole trade Nash and the 7th pick for nothing but a future pick in return is retarded.Their is no reason to trade the 7th pick for a future lottery protected firs rounder.This is the best draft class i have seen in a long time and it’s best to pick the BPA at #7 and worry about rebuilding the Lakers.

    Can you imagine if the Lakers strike out on LeBron and Carmelo and Bosh,Bledsoe,Stephenson,Kyle all the top free agents in 2014 and then all they would have had to get better and build the future is the 7th pick and if it was gone wow that would set the Lakers franchise back and be damaging long term as we don’t have a first round pick until 2016.

    Then also in 2017 Orlando Magic take our first round pick.Marcus Smart and Julius Randle,Aaron Gordon,Joel Embiid are worth the hassle of paying a player $2.8 million dollars plus keeping Steve Nash around for 1 last year or just waive stretch Nash either way keep the lottery pick and don’t be fooled into trading it for garbage.It’s a once in a lifetime position we are in where we are in the top 7 of a draft last time we were this close in the top lottery range was 1982 keep the lottery pick enough said.

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