One of the most exciting dynamic duos in NBA history is reuniting on the sidelines for the 2020-21 NBA season. Steve Nash was hired a month ago to be the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. One of his first coaching staff hires will be bringing in former teammate Amar’e Stoudemire, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Six-time All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire has agreed to a deal to join new Brooklyn Nets coach Steve Nash’s staff as an assistant coach, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Nash and Stoudemire starred together in Phoenix.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 23, 2020
Nash and Stoudemire were teammates on the Phoenix Suns from 2004-2010. During those six seasons, Nash won MVP twice in back-to-back years in 2005 and 2006. Stoudemire went to five All-Star games while Nash was on the Suns. The duo never made it all the way to the NBA Finals, but came close on a few occasions in 2005 and 2010. Now, the two will team up once again to try and coach Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and the Nets to a championship in 2020-21.