This Day in History (2004) Steve Nash Signs With the Phoenix Suns | Top 10 Nash/Amar’e Connections
On this date in history (2004), free agent Steve Nash rejoined the team that drafted him with the 15th pick in the 1996 NBA draft: The Phoenix Suns.
During his last 2 seasons with the Mavs, Nash was an all-star and member of the All-NBA 3rd team. In his first season back with the Suns, Nash won MVP while helping the Suns and their young guns – Amar’e Stoudemire, Shawn Marion and Joe Johnson – to a league best 62-20 record while averaging 110 points a game. Some people, like MVP runner-up Shaquille O’Neal, called Nash a “Sympathy MVP” but Nash would go on to win MVP the next season and came in 2nd place the season after that – losing to former Dallas teammate and friend Dirk Nowitzki.
Nash would end up playing 10 seasons in Phoenix; The Suns went to the playoffs 7 times and the WCF 3 times during those 10 seasons.