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Nash would like to be Tottenham owner

'It's something I could do for the rest of my life after my little window of popularity dies'

Mike Adamson

Tuesday October 30, 2007

Guardian Unlimited

Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Steve Nash has expressed an interest in becoming the owner of Tottenham Hotspur after having discussions with chairman Daniel Levy about investing in the club.

Nash was introduced to the White Hart Lane crowd before the 4-0 victory over Derby in August, at which he sat behind Levy in the directors' box. While he was there he discussed becoming involved with the club financially.

Nash, who plays for the Phoenix Suns and was named the league's best player in two of the last three seasons, told the New York Times: "I'd like to be an owner. It's something I could do for the rest of my life after my little window of popularity dies."

The 33-year-old is a lifelong Tottenham fan who has spoken of his joy at being allowed access to team training two summers ago. "Watching Spurs train was a complete dream come true for me," he said. "It was an excellent day and something I will never forget."

A close friend of Owen Hargreaves, Thierry Henry and Steve McManaman, Nash was born in South Africa but moved to Canada at the age of 18 months. His father, John, was born in Tottenham and played professional football in South Africa, and Nash grew up playing football as much as basketball. His school team won the provincial championship and he was voted the best young player in British Columbia.

He has also trained with Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls, and his brother, Martin, has won 33 caps for Canada and played for Stockport County, Chester City and Macclesfield Town.

Nash, who will earn $37m over the next three seasons, was last year named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2003, he was criticised in some quarters in the United States after wearing a T-shirt to the NBA All-Star Game which read, "No war - shoot for peace." He also established the Steve Nash Foundation in 2001 to help underprivileged children in North America.

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At first I thought this was a post about how Nash was trying to buy away the competition so he can win a NBA title. But, then I read the story.

Oh, that Spurs.

Good for him, but I wonder whether anyone in Vancouver has approached him about his desire to invest in soccer. Hell, maybe we should approach him to buy and run the men's national team. Everyone would win. We'd get funding and the CSA could oversee u-5 tournaments in rural Saskatchewan.

has there been a reaction to this story in England? Or, have the Brits lost their will to fight off rich (North) Americans coming in to buy their teams.

And, finally, is Nash rich enough to own an EPL team???

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There are a couple of British newspapers saying he wants to be part of a consortium that buys the team. I don't think he could pull it off on his own. But as a fellow Spurs fan of his, I say he should go for the consortium thing! :D

quote:How anyone could be a friend of Henry AND a Tottenham fan remains beyond me however.

lol... most Spurs fans I've talked to don't seem to mind this fact. [:P]

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