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Former Sun, current Laker Steve Nash: ‘I wanted to come back’

Former Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash said that he
wanted to return to the team because he was unhappy about
the past few seasons and wanted to play a part of the
rebuilding process.

“I felt dissatisfied with the last two seasons, not making
the playoffs,” the new Los Angeles Lakers point guard told
Arizona Sports 620’s Burns & Gambo Show on Friday. “A big
part of me wanted to leave the franchise in a better place
than it was the last two seasons and be a part of moving
it forward.”

However, Nash said it became apparent in June that his
time in Phoenix was over, but it was official at the
beginning of free agency when the Suns didn’t make a
serious offer.

“They wanted to go in another direction,” he said of the
Suns front office staff, adding that he had to push Suns
owner Robert Sarver to make the sign-and-trade deal.

Nash said that he likely would have ended up in either New
York or Toronto, but when the Lakers surprised him, it was
hard to say no.