Nash not following Coytoes soap opera


, Last Updated: 11:43 PM ET

PHOENIX As a Canadian who plies his trade in Phoenix, you might think NBA star Steve Nashs loyalties would be torn when it comes to the plight of the NHLs Phoenix Coyotes.

But instead of waving the Maple Leaf, or showing his adopted hometown pride, the Victoria native takes a pragmatic approach to the affair.

What you want to do is go where the franchise has the best chance to succeed, Nash told QMI Agency. If its here, it should stay here. If its not, I cant really complain if its gone. Obviously, living here, it would be nice for the franchise to succeed. But if an ownership group is losing money ... I cant really fault them.

Acknowledging he hasnt had time to follow the Coyotes soap opera closely, Nash says itd be great to have more teams in Canada.

But only if it makes dollars and cents.

Maybe one or two more teams, he said. Its dictated on the financial model and how it can survive.