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Amar’e Stoudemire returns to NBA Not as a player, however, but as a coach Early Friday afternoon, Stoudemire made a deal to join the Brooklyn Nets as an assistant under the new coach- Chef Steve Nash, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic Stoudemire should focus on player development

Stoudemire hasn’t played in the NBA since 2016 with the Miami Heat, but he continued his basketball trip elsewhere, playing in Israel, China and BIG3 for the past four years In fact, as recently as this summer, he won the MVP award of the Israeli League Final after helping Maccabi Tel Aviv to their third consecutive title.

Despite having no coaching experience, Stoudemire has been a six-time All-Star and has been playing professionally for almost 20 years. Such an extensive playing career should provide him with valuable information that he can pass on to young players, which will be his main goal as a player in player development.

Plus, of course, there’s the obvious connection to Nash.The duo formed one of the best pick-and-roll suits in recent memory with the Phoenix Suns in the late 2000s, and their connection s ‘apparently also extends off the field This isn’t the first former teammate Nash tried to bring with him to Brooklyn – Dirk Nowitzki turned down a job offer earlier this year – and it looks like he’s going out of his way to feel good too. as comfortable as possible, he begins his coaching career

Speaking of Nash-Amar’e’s pick-and-roll, what a perfect excuse to remember some of their best times together

That doesn’t take anything away from Stoudemire’s knowledge of basketball, or how he can help the team’s frontcourt players, but it feels like this move is as much about the vibe inside Brooklyn locker room that Xs and Os or sense of coaching After all, if Nash wanted a more experienced coach, he could easily have found one Instead, he brought in his friend, someone one he trusts and knows better than most people in the league

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