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By Stefan Swiat, Suns.com
Posted: August 16, 2007
When you look back at all of the memorable Suns that have hailed from Santa Clara University, you think of Dennis Awtrey, Kurt Rambis and, of course, Steve Nash.
Tragically, one player who might have been near the top of the list, had his career ended before it ever really started.
Nick Vanos graduated from Santa Clara, second in scoring and the school's all-time leading shot blocker. The 7-foot-2, 260 lbs. center was Phoenix's 32nd pick out of the second round of the 1985 Draft, drafted as a backup to an aging Alvan Adams.
Adams remembered him fondly as a rookie that was just thrilled to be a professional.
"In his first year, he was like, 'Wow, I'm in the NBA,'" Adams said. "He was 7-2, and we were hoping this would be our 'big guy.'"
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It’s no secret that Phoenix Suns’ point guard Steve Nash is a fan of the ‘beautiful game’. Nash grew up playing soccer in Canada and has been known to organize All-Star soccer games featuring both basketball and soccer players during the NBA offseason. So it isn’t too surprising to see Nash offer his modeling services to...Read the Rest...
Steve Nash is set to become a free agent this summer, but has given no indication of any interest in being traded to a contender.
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In his first year as a talking head, Shaquille O’Neal has struggled to translate his outsized personality onto the television screen. What the retired big man hasn’t had any trouble with, however, is the ability to give amazing interviews.
Shaq spoke candidly with Vibe Magazine about a number of subjects, and here are some choice quotes about...
By Stefan Swiat, Suns.com
Posted: July 9, 2009
Already lauded for his world-class training habits, Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash has become renowned for yet another area of his health… his diet.
Towards the end of last season, subtle rumblings began to emanate out of the Suns’ locker room about the mysterious “Nash Diet.” Already well-known for being ultra-progressive...
Posted: Feb. 2, 2010
NEW YORK -- The Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose will defend his title in the 2010 Taco Bell Skills Challenge against Brandon Jennings of the Milwaukee Bucks, Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns and Deron Williams of the Utah Jazz, as part of NBA All-Star Saturday Night on Feb. 13, at American Airlines Center in Dallas. The 2010 field features three of the event...
By Jerry Browneastvalleytribune.com,
Dec. 29, 2007
Another day, another honor for Steve Nash – but this one is pretty special.
On Thursday, Nash was named one of the 2007 recipients of The Order of Canada – the country’s highest civilian honor. He was selected not just for his fame, but for his many humanitarian efforts through his Steve Nash Foundation and the Canadian...
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Posted: Feb. 1, 2007
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By Steven Koek, Suns.com
Updated: July 14, 2004
Steve Nash may not be the only talented player the Suns land this summer. The club also agreed to a deal with restricted free agent swingman Quentin Richardson. An offer sheet has been signed and the Clippers, his current team, now have 14 days to match the offer and retain the four-year NBA veteran’s services, or decline and...
By Justin Einhorn
Posted: Feb. 2, 2012
Kevin Martin has provided plenty of offense since returning, but the Houston Rockets have seemingly suffered on defense.
The Rockets are looking to shore up things on that end of the court before opening a lengthy road trip, though they could have trouble doing so Friday night against Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns.
Both Nash and the...
Posted: Nov. 22, 2010
As much as it hurts to have his starting point guard and center injured, Phoenix Suns coach Alvin Gentry needs his team to play better defense.
Houston Rockets coach Rick Adelman can certainly relate, as he's in an identical position.
With Steve Nash expected to miss a third straight game, the slumping Suns will try to avoid a winless...
Posted: Feb. 10, 2011
After extending one winning streak against Golden State earlier this week, the Phoenix Suns now have a good chance to continue an even lengthier run of success at home over the Warriors.
In position to reach the .500 mark for the first time in almost two months, the Suns try for an 11th consecutive home victory over the Warriors when the teams meet Thursday...