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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Nash hired as Canada basketball GM

AP

TORONTO — Steve Nash has dreamed of managing the Canadian men's basketball team since he was a young point guard running its offense.

He didn't envision that day would come so soon.

Canada's biggest basketball star was hired as general manager of the Canadian men's senior team Tuesday, accepting the role despite the fact he still has a job in the NBA.

The point guard of the Phoenix Suns, who will be a coveted free agent this NBA offseason, said the opportunity to help what might be the most talented group of young players the country has ever produced was an opportunity he couldn't pass up.

"It really is a beautiful thing to see our kids and the game grow and the talent continue to reach new heights; it's amazing," Nash said at a news conference at Air Canada Centre. "I have a lot of excitement generated for the young kids in this country, many of which are making a name for themselves already, and many of which are coming up behind them."



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