Amar’e Stoudemire to Reportedly Work on Postgame With Hakeem Olajuwon

by June 28, 2012
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Hakeem Olajuwon’s latest pupil, according to a report, is Knicks’ star forward Amar’e Stoudemire. STAT will apparently learn from The Dream this summer, per ESPN: “A source close to Amare Stoudemire said that the Knicks’ power forward will work with NBA legend and post-up coach Hakeem Olajuwon later this offseason. Olajuwon will fly to New York in August to train with Stoudemire. The source also said Tyson Chandler might join Stoudemire for the workouts, but that hasn’t been confirmed. Olajuwon, 49, has previously worked one-on-one with three of the best players in the game: Kobe Bryant (2009), Dwight Howard (2010) and LeBron James last summer. Each player showed immediate improvement on the block in the following season. Stoudemire’s future work with Olajuwon could signal Mike Woodson’s coaching strategy to use him more in the low post and have Chandler become the team’s main high pick-and-roller with Jeremy Lin and Carmelo Anthony. (Stoudemire has more of a foundation in the low post already.)”