Skip to main content


Report: Nash meets with Raptors regarding coaching position

Steve Nash New Jersey Nets Steve Nash - The Canadian Press

Canada's greatest basketball player is reportedly a candidate for the Toronto Raptors' head coaching position.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Steve Nash has met with the Raptors to discuss the vacant position. 

The 49-year-old, who grew up in Victoria, B.C., spent just over two seasons as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets before he was fired seven games into this past season. Nash posted a 94-67 record as coach with two playoff appearances. 

Over 18 years in the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers, Nash was named an All-Star eight times and won back-to-back MVP awards in 2005 and 2006.

Nash was inducted in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018. 

The Raptors are seeking to replace Nick Nurse, 55, who spent a decade with the Raptors organization, including five years as a head coach, highlighted by a NBA championship in 2019. 

Toronto fired Nurse at the end of the 2022-23 campaign following a 41-41 regular season and a play-in loss to the Chicago Bulls on home court. 

Nurse is reportedly in the running for coaching positions with the Milwaukee Bucks, Phoenix Suns and Philadelphia 76ers.