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Amar’e Stoudemire, now a Brooklyn Nets coach, doesn’t work on Shabbat

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Amar’e Stoudemire, now a Brooklyn Nets coach, doesn’t work on Shabbat

“[T]he Nets are granting Shabbat off to Stoudemire each week — Friday sundown by Saturday sundown.”

By GABE FRIEDMAN
 

JANUARY 27, 2021 03: 57

Early Newspaper

KOBE BRYANT (left) and Amar'e Stoudemire had many battles against each other in the NBA, and Stoudemire - currently on Maccabi Tel Aviv - was extremely shaken by Bryant's death this week. (photo credit: REUTERS)

KOBE BRYANT (left) and Amar’e Stoudemire had many battles against each varied in the NBA, and Stoudemire – currently on Maccabi Tel Aviv – was extraordinarily shaken by Bryant’s death this week.

(photo credit: REUTERS)

Amar’e Stoudemire, the venerable NBA star-became-Orthodox-convert to Judaism and Israeli team proprietor, is peaceful settling into his unusual job as an assistant player pattern coach for the Brooklyn Nets. One fact that is serving to him earn comfortable: The team is now no longer forcing him to work on Shabbat, which he observes.

Writing about Stoudemire and his unusual gig in December, Marc Stein of The Original York Times reported that the team was peaceful working by the proper way to deal with the star’s quiz about the Jewish Sabbath. Stein wrote that Stoudemire was having a itsy-bitsy distress adjusting to being called a “coach” whereas now no longer being officially retired as a player. Last year Stoudemire played for Maccabi Tel Aviv and helped the Israeli membership defend a championship in the country’s prime league.

On Monday, Stein tweeted that the team has agreed to Stoudemire’s ask.

Following up on my latest yarn on Amar’e Stoudemire joining the Nets’ coaching staff as a player pattern assistant: @NYTSports has confirmed that the Nets are granting Shabbat off to Stoudemire each week — Friday sundown by Saturday sundown — at Stoudemire’s quiz https://t.co/Nht93Lv8sU

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) January 25, 2021

“[T]he Nets are granting Shabbat off to Stoudemire each week — Friday sundown by Saturday sundown,” Stein wrote.

The event is symbolic of Stoudemire’s stricter adherence to Jewish law over time. He achieved a formal Orthodox conversion in August.

Stoudemire, once an All-Star for the Phoenix Suns (where he played alongside fresh Nets head coach Steve Nash), detailed his Jewish perambulate in a late December talk with the UJA-Federation of Original York.

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Amar’e Stoudemire, now a Brooklyn Nets coach, doesn’t work on Shabbat

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