The Florida Highway Patrol released a news that pronounced Hazell Stoudemire was pushing a Cadillac Escalade north on U.S. 27 in Lake Wales, Fla., during a high rate of speed and collided with a behind of a tractor trailer during 1:42 a.m. ET. The news pronounced that a 35-year-old was not wearing a seatbelt and was announced passed during a scene. Police are available exam formula to see if ethanol was concerned in a accident.
The group pronounced that Stoudemire was roving to Florida to be with his family and would not be with a group for Monday night’s diversion opposite a Jazz in New York. The group did not know when he will return. Knicks manager Mike D’Antoni pronounced Stoudemire can take “whatever time he needs to take” before returning to a team.
Following a Knicks’ 99-88 win opposite Utah, Stoudemire tweeted: “Even nonetheless I’m going by tough times right now. #SadDay Great pursuit tonight group (Knicks ). Jermeny Lin that’s how we play. Ya child SunTzu.”
The Knicks transport to Washington to play a Wizards on Wednesday and lapse home to horde a Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.
“I know he’s really tighten to his hermit so my heart’s out for him,” D’Antoni pronounced after a team’s shootaround on Monday, adding, “He cherishes his family, he does a good pursuit of progressing all a relationships. Like we said, this is only a perplexing impulse for him.”
D’Antoni has communicated with Stoudemire by content messages though has nonetheless to pronounce with a star energy forward. Reserve Jared Jeffries started in place of Stoudemire on Monday opposite Utah.
“My thoughts and prayers and everything’s with him,” pronounced D’Antoni, who also coached Stoudemire in Phoenix for a initial 6 years of his career. “Whatever time he needs to take, he’ll take and we’ll get him behind as shortly as possible.”
Amare Stoudemire is a former Mr. Basketball in Florida and went true to a NBA out of high school. He grew adult in a Lake Wales area, that is in executive Florida.
Information from ESPNNewYork.com’s Ian Begley and Jared Zwerling was used in this report.