The Phoenix Suns fired head coach Jeff Hornacek early Monday morning after a 14-35 start as it looked like the Suns will miss the playoffs for the sixth straight season. After that news came down, people around the country began buzzing with the rumors that the team was interested in hiring former player Steve Nash to be their new head coach.
The team came forward with the idea of possibly bringing in Nash, but it looks like the former standout doesn’t want to return to the sport any time soon. According to ESPN, Nash wants to focus on raising his three children and is not ready for a head coaching or even assistant coaching position at any level.
For now, the Suns will interview assistant coaches Corey Gaines, Earl Watson and Nate Bjorkgren to possibly decide their new head coach. Nash is a consultant for the Golden State Warriors, but he was still lobbied pretty hard by Steve Kerr to agree to the position.
Nash is one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the sport and he will probably make a great coach some day. However, it seems that he just wants to focus on his family for the time being.
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