Nash To Potentially Assume Role With Canada Basketball
Old 09-16-2008, 11:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Interesting and IMO exactly what we need.

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Back to yesterday for a minute.

Did the McCown radio show and one of the topics of discussion this being Canada and it being September 2008 and all was ta da! hockey at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and the role Wayne Gretzky would have with the team.

Forget what we said about that Im sure the topic will be raised daily between now and the start of the Games (or at least until Mats Sundin makes some decision) but the role of the most iconic Canadian in team sports is an interesting one when its put in the basketball context.

As regular readers or at least people who read here yesterday will know, Im a big proponent of some sort of College of Elders or Advisory Board or something like that being put in place to oversee the national senior mens program.

And theres one guy they must get and thats Steve Nash.

I know the folks at Canada Basketball have reached out to him several times already and hes been listening.

His role? I see him as the face of the team, a de facto GM who cajoles players into taking part, does a couple of corporate things to help raise money and awareness and does some media to spread the word.

The team and its only a part of what Canada Basketball does needs a boost and Nash is the one to provide it.

Its never too late to start enhancing the profile of the team, maybe so fans can follow players in their European leagues this year and this would be one big step to take.

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Old 09-16-2008, 11:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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that's a good idea. Hopefully his voice will be heard by some of the higher ups.. Hell hopefully, he becomes one of the higher-ups.
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All he needs to do is stop begging Naash to come and start doing something with the players he has
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Nash or no Nash the team stinks.
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doesn't life just suck jeff. i bet nobody but my chemical romance understands you.
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Nash or no Nash the team stinks.
Yeah what a terrible thing having the best and most high profile basketball player this country has ever produced helping out with the national program.

Aren't you the guy a while back who was criticizing people for being negative?
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Yeah what a terrible thing having the best and most high profile basketball player this country has ever produced helping out with the national program.

Aren't you the guy a while back who was criticizing people for being negative?
Wait, now this is news!! Todd McCullough is thinking of helping out Team Canada?? Nice!!!
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doesn't life just suck jeff. i bet nobody but my chemical romance understands you.
Hey, they have a few good tunes.
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Wait, now this is news!! Todd McCullough is thinking of helping out Team Canada?? Nice!!!
No, Bill Wennington.
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Yeah, that statement was difficult to understand.
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It would be a major coup if Basketball Canada was able to pull it off. He's the highest profile Canadian ever to play, so why not have him working for us? You would actually have higher profile guys wanting to play - and you never know, you might see guys who have ties to Canada (other than being born here) wanting to play for the team (see Kaman, Chris with the German team)
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Yeah, that statement was difficult to understand.
maybe this will clear it up

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