Knicks Hire Olajuwon To Work With Frontcourt Players
The Knicks have tabbed Hakeem Olajuwon to train Amare Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and Marcus Camby at the team’s practice facility in Greenburgh, N.Y.
Olajuwon offered some advice on how to maximize the talents of the Knicks’ two All-Star forwards.
"It shouldn't be Amare just staying in the post because he can be a scorer in the paint and outside," Olajuwon said. "It's the same thing for Carmelo. He can score in the post and outside. So if Carmelo is in the post, Amare can be at the foul line and he can make that shot. If Amare's in the post, Carmelo can make the shot from the free-throw line, too. They shouldn't be competing against each other; they should be complementing each other. They need each other to win."
Olajuwon believes Stoudemire and Anthony can co-exist.
"They both have to realize that the most important thing is not how great you are individually," Olajuwon said. "You're remembered for how many games you win. So to get to play with another great offensive player should help you. It should make your job easier. You have to work well together. You can't be competitors with one another."