Steve Nash does not watch all Golden State Warriors games
One of the best point-guards in NBA history, Steve Nash, has been busy after retiring from the NBA. The former Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers guard was hired by the Golden State Warriors to be a consultant. However, he does not spent every second of his time in Oakland.
Despite being on their staff, Nash does not believe he needs to watch every second of Warriors basketball. He explained why in an interview with Yaron Weitzman of Bleacher Report.
“I watch the Warriors because I’m involved with them and I love their team,” said Nash. “But the reality is I don’t really watch full games, I just kind of follow and watch bits and pieces. So it’s probably bad for me to admit this, but I don’t watch a ton other than the Warriors. And even with them, I don’t watch all their games, though I do as much as I can. I think I have a pretty good feel for them, though. I also think it’s important for me in my role to be the person who has an outside view of the Warriors and not be in the forest with the same unlimited amount of data and intimacy that they all have. I can come in from 30,000 feet, provide that view — like, ‘Don’t forget a fundamental thing here that you created, Steve Kerr.'”
Nash also added what he does to help head coach Steve Kerr.
“It’s just that you’re in the eye of the storm when you’re a head coach,” Nash detailed. “You have the management team, coaching staff, film staff, analytics team, training staff and playing team, and you’re trying to manage all that and it’s overwhelming. And then you have the media responsibilities. I don’t know that I help at all, but I would think my value would be to help provide more of a clear-headed view from the outside. It’s not like I have huge opinions, but I do have my point of view and perspective, and it’s different because I’m not there.”
Nash, of course, is a former two-time MVP with the Phoenix Suns. He was one of the greatest floor generals of his time and one of the best passers in the NBA.