Steve Nash Named the GM of Canada’s National Team

Steve Nash has found himself a second job. It was announced today that he’s the new general manager of Canada’s national hoops team. From the FIBA website: “Canada Basketball on Tuesday announced that Nash is to take up the newly-created position of General Manager of the Senior Men’s Team, to provide ‘the leadership and inspiration for a program that is blessed with a wealth of emerging talent.’ The 38-year-old Nash, who doesn’t know yet where he will play next season in the NBA after spending the last eight seasons with the Phoenix Suns, is looking to bring a spark to a national side that lost all of its games at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and then came in sixth at last year’s FIBA Americas Championship in Argentina. ‘I’m thrilled to be able to take on this challenge,’ Nash said. ‘We have lots of work to do and I’m excited to get started. With the talent we are developing in this country, Canada has an opportunity to become one of the top basketball nations in the world.’ […] ‘There is no reason why, if we nurture and support these great young players and give them the tools they need, that we can’t be a medal contender at the Olympics,’ Nash said.”