Steve Nash just officially retired this summer, when his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers expired. He will quickly be inducted into the Suns Ring of Honor in their second home game of next season, on October 30 against the Portland Trail Blazers (one of the last teams the Suns beat in the playoffs, by the way).
Watch Suns managing partner Robert Sarver talk about Nash here.
"It was a pretty simple decision," he said. "To me, it was kind of a no-brainer."
Many Suns fans will blast Sarver, rightly, for refusing the invest that little bit of extra money to push the Suns over the top in the playoffs to bring home a ring. It was Sarver who let the championship aspirations slip away after the 2010 WCF run. And it was Sarver that traded Nash to the hated Lakers in 2012 when the front office, Sarver included, decided it was time to move on from their Two Time MVP.
But it was also Sarver who made sure Nash went to the team he picked that summer. Nash wanted the Lakers, so he could stay close to Phoenix AND potentially win a championship with Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant.
And these days Nash and Sarver are working together to buy a soccer team.
In what might be the most interesting game of the 2015-16 season, the Suns will honor Nash on October 30 by adding him as the 14th member of the Suns Ring of Honor.
"It will be a great celebration during the game," Sarver said of October 30. "And I think just an opportunity for all our fans to pay homage to someone who's done so much for this team and this community."
Here's the awesome tribute video the Suns made Nash when he returned to Phoenix in 2012.