Does Steve Nash Have a Future in Phoenix?

by April 13, 2009

That’s the question everyone who cares about the Suns must ask themselves: “For the first time since returning in 2004, Nash’s place with the Suns is no sure thing. He will be entering the final year of his contract, a $13,125,000 team option with about $8 million in guaranteed money. General Manager Steve Kerr told Nash during the season that he wants to talk about a contract extension after the season. Even that does not guarantee Nash’s future with the Suns. After missing the playoffs, Nash could decline an extension if he is unhappy with the offer or the off-season plan. He wants to play four more seasons. ‘My first priority is to sit down and listen to Steve and (Suns Managing Partner) Robert (Sarver) and hear what their wish is and what their plan is for the team,’ Nash said. ‘I can be a part of us revamping here. I’m under the impression they want to talk an extension, and I do, too. Hopefully we can find ourselves in a position where we can revamp and be back in the playoffs and hopefully be a contender. Hopefully I’ll be a part of the plan.'”