- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 8, 2012

TORONTO (AP) - Steve Nash has been selected general manager of Canada’s national basketball program.

The star of the Phoenix Suns will guide the men’s team, which will try to qualify for the London Olympics. The men’s and women’s team haven’t played in the Olympics since the 2000 Sydney Games.

They’ll play in the final qualifying tournament next month in Turkey. Nash led Canada to a seventh-place finish in Sydney.

Also hired Tuesday was Rowan Barrett as assistant general manager.

The men’s team has been without a head coach since Leo Rautins resigned in September after Canada’s disappointing performance at the Olympic qualifying tournament.

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