Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash: Could They Reunite in 2011?

May 23rd, 2010 by Mike MacConnell Leave a reply »
From 1998 to 2004, one of the game's premier point guards and its most versatile big man shared the court for the Dallas Mavericks.

Together, Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki resurrected the franchise that had one playoff appearance from 1988 to 2000. In that span, the Mavericks posted nine straight losing records, including two of the worst regular seasons in NBA history—11-71 in 1993 and 12-70 in 1994.

From 2001 to 2004, the duo led the Mavs to four straight playoff berths—but were only able to advance past the second round once.

After failing to win a title in Dallas, Nash signed as a free-agent with the team that drafted him—the Suns. Phoenix offered Nash a longer contract worth more money annually (six years, $10.5 million a year) than Mark Cuban was willing to offer him (four years, $9 million a year) to stay in Dallas.

The two superstars have been separated for six seasons. However, they have remained good friends— Dirk is the godfather of Steve's twin daughters.

While on different teams, both have both continued to produce.

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