LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Former NBA MVP and Lakers point guard Steve Nash is reportedly joining the Golden State Warriors coaching staff as a player development consultant.
ESPN sources say two-time MVP Steve Nash finalizing agreement with Golden State to join Warriors as part-time player development consultantREAD MORE: Trio Of 55-Gallon Drums Found Leaking Motor Oil In Redlands Citrus Grove
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) September 15, 2015
The hiring looks to end Nash’s ongoing mentoring of Lakers guards Jordan Clarkson and D’Angelo Russell.
Unfortunate news as it likely signals the end of Steve Nash mentoring D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson.READ MORE: LA Facing $550M Revenue Shortfall On Sharp Declines In Transient, Parking Occupancy Taxes
— Lakers Nation (@LakersNation) September 15, 2015
The Lakers originally traded with the Phoenix Suns for Nash in 2012, in exchange for four draft picks — first rounders in 2013 and 2015 and second rounders in 2013 and 2014.
The Warriors’ hiring of Nash comes after the Dallas Mavericks reportedly tried to lure Nash out of retirement in order to return to play for the Dallas team.
Nash was an 8-time All-Star, and won the NBA MVP award in back-to-back years in 2004-2005 and 2005-2006.MORE NEWS: Irv Cross, Former Rams Player And Broadcast Pioneer, Dies At 81
Nash joins a coaching staff led by Steve Kerr, and will be mentoring a back-court featuring reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.