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Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 at 9:10 am  |  9 responses

Steve Nash Broke the Phoenix Suns’ Career Assist Record


Last night, Steve Nash became the Phoenix Suns’ new franchise leader for career assists. Per the AZ Republic: “Nash needed seven assists entering Wednesday night to pass Kevin Johnson’s franchise record of 6,518 assists but only had two at halftime because New Orleans’ defense turned him into a shooter … Nash tied the record when he lobbed a pass to Josh Childress posting up for a third-quarter score. Moments later, Nash hit Childress again with a fastbreak outlet pass for a layup and the franchise record. Johnson, who mentored Nash in his first two Suns seasons, set the mark in 683 games. Nash set the new mark Wednesday night in his 701st game as a Sun. Nash ranks sixth all-time in NBA history for assists.”

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  • Justin G.

    I don’t want to hear or read anything about how KJ got it done more efficiently becaue of doing it in less games either. Nash played behind KJ AND Kidd to start his career so obviously wasn’t getting the minutes yet

  • http://dsfjklf.com Jukai

    Justin: No one would say more efficiently because it took KJ’s 12 seasons to Nash’s 10. It took him about 30 less games, true, but more than 2500 minutes more than Nash!

  • Kobester

    Congrats to Nash, one of the greats….

  • Justin G.

    Yeah Jukai, I thought about that afterwards. Give me a break, I’m just finishing my 17th hour of work here. lol Also, don’t say no one would say it. I’m sure The Seed would be all over it.

  • J.C.

    The ageless wonder, dropping 30 and 10 four days before his 38th birthday.

  • http://dsfjklf.com Jukai

    Justin: Hey I thought about calling you a bumbling moron and a fake fan but I decided to give you the benefit of the doubt =)

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    congratulations to Nash. I told him he was the next John Stockton when I was 9. He laughed and said “I am just trying to be Steve Nash” – That worked out pretty well.

  • Shifty

    Him and ray Allen are alike. As in the older they get the more refined their strengths become. Congrats Nash.

  • Justin G.

    Nah Jukai, I’ve always been a fan. Played with and against him in high school so it’s cool to see him become as great as he has

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