TNT announced Tuesday that Steve Nash will be a contributor for the network’s NBA coverage beginning with the 2019-2020 season.
The NBA legend is entering his second year with Turner Sports. He spent his first as a member of B/R Football’s UEFA Champions League broadcasts that aired on TNT and B/R Live. His role in soccer will continue as he expands to basketball, too.
“Basketball continues to be near and dear to me,” Nash told AP’s Joe Reedy in a phone interview. “I enjoyed the process of working with Turner and Bleacher Report last year on figuring out the best content and features to produce.”
Nash’s role will center around features, which will run Tuesdays in January. He will expand his work doing features and player profiles in soccer, too.
Turner Sports had its eye on bringing Nash into the NBA fold starting last year.
“One thing that came to the surface was how much Steve loves soccer and his ability to communicate whether it is on set or out in the field,” Craig Barry, Turner Sports chief content officer, told Reedy. “When we were watching him last year, we were thinking how we could bring him to our NBA coverage.”
The Spin on Steve Nash
Nash played in the NBA for 18 seasons from 1996-2014 for the Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers, though he officially retired in the middle of the 2014-15 season after injuries kept his sidelined the entirety of the campaign. He was twice named League MVP (2004-05, 2005-06) and made eight All-Star Game appearances.
The Canadian put up ridiculous numbers during his professional career, retiring in 2015 with 10,335 assists, which placed him third all-time for dimes. His 8.5 assists per game average for his career is seventh all-time and a testament to his legendary passing ability.
He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018