VANCOUVER – Basketball took centre stage on the 2016 BC Hall of Fame Inductees list, with two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash highlighting that list. The usual three-year waiting period post-retirement waived for Nash who the hall made a special exception for.
A three-time winner of the Canadian male athlete of the year, Nash played 18 seasons in the NBA where he was an eight time all-star finishing his career with the third-most assists in league history. The Victoria, B.C. native led the 1992 S.M.U. Blue Devils to a provincial championship in his senior year, while going on to win The Province’s Player of the Year. Nash also started the Steve Nash Youth Basketball Program, that originally began in BC and now is across Canada.
Other basketball related inductees joining Nash on this year’s list include former SFU and Canadian women’s basketball team head coach Allison McNeil, who’s inducted in the builder/coach category, and former Vancouver Grizzlies owner Arthur Griffiths with the W.A.C. Bennett Award.
Nash, McNeill and Griffiths among others to be honoured at the B.C, Sports Hall of Fame banquet on June 9.