The Phoenix Suns will induct two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, Steve Nash, into the Suns Ring of Honor on Friday, Oct. 30, at halftime of the Suns-Portland Trail Blazers game at Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Mr. Nash, the team’s heart and soul during an era of Suns basketball that revolutionized the NBA, led the club to its best record in franchise history in 2004-05, and earned back-to-back NBA Most Valuable Player awards in 2005 and 2006, according to a press release.
An eight-time All-Star (six with the Suns), Mr. Nash finished his career as the Suns’ all-time leader in assists, 3-point field goals made, and free-throw percentage.
Originally drafted by the Suns with the 15th overall pick in the First Round of the 1996 NBA Draft, Mr. Nash played a total of 10 seasons in the Valley, from 1996-1998 and 2004–2012, and ranks third on the Suns all-time games played list, stated the release.
Suns fans with Twitter or Facebook can share their favorite Steve Nash memory at Suns.com, which they will then be able to post via their respective social media channels with the hashtag, #NashROH, according to the pres release.
The award-winning website also highlights Nash’s storied Suns career with a tribute video, photo gallery, info-graphic and much more.
Nash will become the fourteenth member of the Suns Ring of Honor, joining Alvan Adams, Charles Barkley, Tom Chambers, Jerry Colangelo, Walter Davis, Cotton Fitzsimmons, Connie Hawkins, Kevin Johnson, Dan Majerle, John MacLeod, Joe Proski, Dick Van Arsdale and Paul Westphal, as those who have received the Suns highest honor, stated the release.