Report: Mavs tried to convince Steve Nash to come out of retirement

After his body quit on him and he was unable to routinely stay on the floor, Steve Nash walked away from the game and retired after 18 seasons.

But according to a recent report from ESPN.com's Marc Stein, the Dallas Mavericks tried to convince Nash to come back to Dallas, where he spent six seasons, and reunite with former teammate Dirk Nowitzki. 

Here's more from Stein at ESPN.com

“Sources said as recently as late June — when Nash played in longtime teammateDirk Nowitzki's annual charity baseball game — the Dallas Mavericks were still hoping to lobby Nash to consider unretiring and reuniting with Nowitzki as a spot-duty point guard for the coming season.”

Nash opted to stay retired instead of joining the Mavs, accepting a job with the Golden State Warriors as a part-time consultant.

(h/t ESPN.com)

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