Report: Steve Nash not interested in Suns general manager job

Posted at 10:34 AM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 14:20:18-04

Former Phoenix Suns star point guard Steve Nash has "no interest" in the team's newly vacant general manager position, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday.

Despite Nash being a "favorite" of Suns owner Robert Sarver, Nash "continues to have no interest in pursuing the demands of the day-to-day duties of running a front office," Wojnarowski reported.

The 44-year-old Nash is currently a consultant for the Golden State Warriors. He played for the Suns from 1996-98 and 2004-12 and was a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player. In September, Nash was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The Suns fired general manager Ryan McDonough on Monday, just nine days before the Suns' regular-season opener. McDonough had served as the Suns' GM since 2013; the Suns posted a 155-255 record and did not make the playoffs during his tenure.

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Wojnarowski said Sarver "is perhaps the NBA's most involved owner in basketball decision-making" and recruiting a new GM to the Suns "is never an easy sell." He said