Former Phoenix Suns player Steve Nash is calling it a career.  After 19 years in the NBA, Nash announced his retirement Saturday.  The 41-year-old Los Angeles Laker formally announced his retirement plans with a letter on “The Players’ Tribune” website.  “The NBA will miss Steve Nash, no question about it.”   That’s according to Phoenix Suns announcer Al McCoy who calls the eight-time All-Star

one of the greatest players of all time in basketball.  McCoy says “Steve will always be remember by me as one of the outstanding, finest, most talented point guards ever to play the game.”   McCoy adds that “Nash was a great competitor, outstanding athlete, and a truly class guy.”  During his time on the court in the “Purple Palace,” Nash nabbed two MVP awards back to back under the Phoenix Suns.  McCoy says Nash was in his prime and “spent his greatest years as a player in the Phoenix Suns uniform.”  Nash is considered one of the best free-throw shooters in NBA history averaging just over 90 percent. McCoy says Nash was “one-of-a-kind, a fan-favorite and made his teammates better.” 

Kris Dugan