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The loss of Amar'e Stoudemire during the 2010 offseason would prove fatal to the Suns' 2011 postseason chances.
GM Steve Kerr also resigned in the offseason prior to the 2010-2011 season to return to his TV job with TNT.
Nash was left with an aging veteran in Grant Hill and a group of role players.
Jason Richardson was traded in December along with Hedo Turkoglu in hopes of waking up the team.
Phoenix showed life shortly after the All-Star break, putting together a few win streaks, but would eventually accept it's inevitable lottery spot, and pack it in down the stretch.
Nash was and has been the subject of plenty of trade rumors then and since the Suns season ended on April 13.
No one knows for sure what the future hold for Nash and the Phoenix Suns franchise, but the following is certain.
Nash is a fan favorite in Phoenix, just as he was in Dallas. His game keeps us guessing, even though we know it will end the same way every time.
Whatever happens to Nash next, it's been a great run, and even better to watch.
Fact: Steve Nash has played a record 118 playoff games without ever making the NBA Finals.
Patrick Clarke is a Featured Columnist for the Phoenix Suns and a student at Towson University.