The Legacy Builder: One on One with Steve Nash

Before Bieber and Drake, he was a kid from Canada with a big dream and one shot. Steve Nash, the 2-time NBA MVP, 8-time NBA All-Star and Santa Clara University graduate, set the NBA on fire with his agile style of play for 19 unforgettable seasons. Recently, as he celebrated his induction into the SCU Athletic Hall of Fame, Steve sat down with 360BayArea and reflected on life as a Bronco, falling short of a championship ring, doing good with the Steve Nash Foundation, and ultimately, becoming Yoda. We’re joined this episode by Ambassador Lloyd Pierce, San Jose native and Assistant Coach for the legendary Philadelphia 76ers, who joins Steve and their former teammates in leaving a South Bay legacy that inspires all of us to #DoMoreGood.

Guest Profiles

Steve Nash, Founder, The Steve Nash Foundation; Retired, NBA All-Star

Steve was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, into an athletic family. After two years, the Nash family immigrated to Canada to avoid raising their children amidst apartheid. Steve grew up playing sports, and his basketball career took off when he went to Santa Clara University on the only basketball scholarship offered him. After leading the Broncos to three NCAA Tournament berths, he graduated with a BA in Sociology. In 1996, Steve was drafted 15th overall to the Phoenix Suns playing for two years before being traded to the Dallas Mavericks. After a successful run with the Mavericks, Steve began a new basketball family with the Suns, and also one of his own, welcoming twin daughters in 2004 and a son in 2010. In 2012, Steve was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he played until his retirement in 2015. Over his career, he was an eight time NBA All-Star. Steve attributes his success to a capacity for discipline, a drive to succeed, and efforts towards health, nutrition, and adequate sleep. Steve provides an energized example of how to give back through the Steve Nash Foundation, as General Manager of the Senior Men’s National Team in Canada, part-owner of the Vancouver Whitecaps, and other enterprises. Website | Twitter | Facebook | IG

Lloyd Pierce, Ambassador
Assistant Coach, Philadelphia 76ers

A San Jose native, Lloyd played all four of his college seasons teaming with two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and leading the Santa Clara University Broncos to consecutive NCAA Tournament berths in 1995 and 1996 before graduating with a degree in Business Management. As a professional basketball player, Lloyd played four seasons internationally in Mexico, Australia, Germany and Turkey before returning to his alma mater, Santa Clara University (2002-2007), as an Assistant Coach under Dick Davey. He then served three seasons as Player Development Coordinator for the Cleveland Cavaliers (2007-2010) before coming back to the Bay as the Assistant Coach of the Golden State Warriors for the 2010-2011 season. After this, Lloyd went to the Memphis Grizzlies as an Assistant Coach-Player Development for two seasons. In 2013, Lloyd moved to work as the Assistant Coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, where he continues to serve in this capacity.  LinkedIn | Twitter | IG

Episode Notes:

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Time For Some Action: A big part of why The Ambassadors Circle exist is to encourage and support each other on our quest to do more good. So, we'd like to ask you to comment and share one of our social posts for this episode and simply give Steve Nash a shout out especially for his great work with the Steve Nash Foundation. A quick and easy way to pay it forward influencer! Twitter | Facebook | IG

Production: Sound Design by Courtney Grace, Production Assistance by Jen Huynh with Hosts Becca, Christianne Harder, LT, and j-

360BayArea Intro Music by Courtney Grace with vocals by ElleT

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  • 20th United States of Asian America Festival: Threading Resilience, through June 11. Presented by Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center as part of Asian Pacific Heritage Month. Featuring 24 events in theater, music, dance, film, literature, visual arts, experimental media, and more showcasing Asian and Pacific Islander artists.
  • Carnaval San Francisco, May 27. San Francisco Carnaval blossomed from its inception in Precita Park in the Mission District in 1979. Its growth and development is attributable to the passion of its founding members who longed for the traditional Carnaval celebrations of their native homelands.
  • Augmented World Expo 2017 May 31 in Santa Clara. AWE (Augmented World Expo) 2017 is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality. Keynote speakers include filmmaker Jason Silva, Transformative Group partner Robert Scoble, and game-developer Jesse Schell. The 8th annual AWE conference and expo will showcase more than 250 speakers alongside 200+ startups and Fortune 500 organizations using AR & VR to drive innovation and new technology across every industry and experience around the world.
  • Bay Area Book Festival June 3-4 in Berkeley. On the weekend of June 3rd and 4th, 2017, the Bay Area Book Festival will once again fill downtown Berkeley with a literary extravaganza that offers pleasure to anyone who has ever loved a book. Whether you're a fan of science fiction or history, of fiction or memoir, of poetry or food writing, of children's literature or science, come experience one of the best book festivals on the planet!
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  • World Oceans Day 2017 Cleanup hosted by EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park June 3. Celebrate World Oceans Day with a shoreline cleanup at Heron's Head Park. Let’s work towards our shared goal of creating a trash-free Bay and ocean!
  • World Oceans Day: Featuring the Film "Freightened" June 8 at the Presidio Officers Club. Freightened - The Real Cost of Shipping explores questions such as: Who pulls the strings in this multi-billion dollar business? To what extent does the industry control our policy makers? How does it affect the environment above and below the water-line? And what’s life like for modern seafarers? A question and answer session with local experts will follow the screening. Trailer


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