The name Phoenix Suns and the name Steve Nash are almost interchangeable. When we drafted you in 1996, we knew what a special player you were destined to be. During your ten seasons here you have enjoyed remarkable success, including two MVP seasons. You hold many Phoenix Sun all time records including the most assists and 3 pointers made. We have a keen understanding and appreciation of history and what Steve Nash means to the Phoenix Suns organization. It would pain us greatly to see you in a different uniform. We want you to retire as a Sun and cement your legacy as the greatest Phoenix Sun to ever play the game. We do realize your strong desire to win and that is why we have cleared out the team to create cap space in order to retain yourself and add another prized free agent for you to play alongside. We have no thoughts of rebuilding, and we are 100% committed to seeing Steve Nash win his first championship here in the Valley of the Sun. We have already brought in All-Star Zach Randolph, giving you the best low post scoring option that you have ever had a chance to play with. You are well accustomed to the great care our training staff provides especially for your back, and we doubt another team will be able to offer you the same level of care.
Money will not be an issue. To us, money means respect. Steve, we respect you more than you could ever know and we are prepared to offer you more money than you could get on the open market. We humbly ask of you to allow us to use our cap space to sign the prized free agent for you to play alongside. Once they are signed, we will exceed the cap and offer you a maximum deal. The greatest player in the history of our organization deserves nothing less than to get paid the max, while competing for a championship in the place you have called home for ten years. We are the only team who can make that happen for you.
The Phoenix Suns