HE had trained several times with young Jordan Clarkson and the Lakers apparently wanted Steve Nash to continue training its young backcourt.
But formal offers were apparently made after the twice MVP has agreed to a deal with Golden State Warriors.
The 41-year-old Nash, who played for the Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and LA Lakers, will be as part-time player development consultant and occasional tutor to the Golden State guards.
A social media port by Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports said on Saturday morning (Sunday, Manila time) that the Lakers, as well as the Suns, had offered the same job to Nash before the Warriors deal.
Apparently the two teams did, but Nash clarified it was after he had agreed to join the Warriors.
@SpearsNBAYahoo after I'd already agreed with the Warriors— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) September 26, 2015
Nash was earlier reported to have been joining Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson in training, and that No. 2 pick D’Angelo Russell may join in.
[See Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson, young Lakers get personal mentoring from retired great Steve Nash]
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, as well as Warriors player development coach Bruce Fraser, had previously worked with Nash .