Nash signs 2-year, $22 million extension with Suns

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Steve Nash said Monday that it would be a pleasure to finish his career as a member of the Phoenix Suns.

Nash thought about leaving the Suns after this season. After mulling other options, Nash realized there were no guarantees of winning an NBA championship elsewhere.

So he agreed to a two-year, $22 million contract extension that will keep the two-time MVP point guard under contract with the Suns through the 2011-2012 season.

The 35-year-old Nash, entering his 13th NBA season, had one year left on his contract that would pay him $13 million next season.

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