Nash midseason retirement wouldn’t be a first

  

          I see where Steve Nash is reportedly considering a mid-season retirement due to back problems. If so, that’s too bad. I’m sure he felt he could get through one final season.

            That’s the hard thing with the best competitors – they always think they can play through the pain. Still, more power to him. He’s had a great career. He can quit any time he wants and it won’t change my opinion.

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            It does remind me of the time former Utah all-America Tom Chambers quit midseason.

            Upset over something Jerry Sloan did during a game, Chambers quit. In February.

            The retirement lasted all of two days. It was one of the stranger occurrences that season (1993-94)

            Here’s a link to the story.

            In Nash’s case, a retirement would be for  reasons other than disagreeing with the coaches. And it would be permanent.

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