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Hakeem Olajuwon Hired By Knicks To Work With Their Big Men

Former Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon has been hired by the New York Knicks to help coach their big men. During the summer, the Hall of Famer spent time with the Knicks' Amare Stoudemire on his post game.

Apparently, the Knicks felt that Olajuwon did well enough that they hired him and he will work with Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and Marcus Camby in addition to Stoudemire.

One big issue with the Knicks is working on chemistry with Anthony and Stoudemire, but Olajuwon thinks he knows how that could be achieved:

"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."

The Knicks are trying nearly everything to get their team to improve, and bringing in one of the best post players in the history of the NBA can not make things any worse.

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