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Nash is first Santa Clara athlete to have jersey retired

Updated: September 18, 2006, 11:32 PM ET
Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Santa Clara University retired Steve Nash's jersey when the two-time NBA Most Valuable Player and 1996 graduate spoke at the school's convocation ceremony Monday.

A banner honoring the Phoenix Suns guard was hung in the rafters at the Leavey Center, and Nash's No. 11 jersey was raised on the opposite end of the gym. Nash is the first Santa Clara athlete whose jersey has been raised.

"This is obviously very exciting for me," Nash said. "I don't get ...

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