Steph Curry has surprised at every level. He was always expected to be good, but instead he has always been great — and taken his talents to places no one could have expected. Guys from Davidson — especially 6’3″ guys — don’t win the NBA MVP too often. But then neither do 6’3″ guys from Santa Clara. Unless you’re Steve Nash, that is. Then you won the NBA MVP twice.
Nash just signed with Steve Kerr’s Golden State Warriors staff as a part-time player development coach. Obviously he’ll be working with players that need more development than Steph Curry. But there’s little doubt Curry, a student of the game, will pick Nash’s brain for every ounce of wisdom he can pull out. Nash could score. He is among the all-time leaders in field goal percentage as a guard. But what made him Steve Nash was his exceptional passing. Curry is an excellent passer too, if not yet on Nash’s level. With all the scorers the Warriors have, will Nash turn Curry into an even more prolific and dangerous passer? Is that how Steve Kerr envisions taking his championship squad to the next level? Kerr knows you have to keep adding elements to stay on top. Curry averaged 7.7 assists per game last year. During his peak years at Phoenix, Nash averaged double-figure assists.