Derrick Rose does not have any issues about his recreation falling off now that coach Tom Thibodeau has been fired. And anyone who thinks Rose’s resurgence will come to a halt with out Thibs can kill themselves. His phrases, not mine.
Speaking with reporters at the moment, the veteran level guard mentioned (H/T Chris Hines):
“I’ve loads of confidence in myself. Thibs was simply the coach that believed in me. He jump-started my profession once more and for that I will at all times be grateful, however for everyone that assume that it may cease, kill your self.”
He added, “Like I mentioned, for everyone that assume I am not going to play the identical manner, kill your self, as a result of I imagine in myself.”
The Timberwolves fired Thibodeau on Sunday, following the crew’s 22-point victory in opposition to the Los Angeles Lakers. To date, the Timberwolves are 19-21, which is 11th greatest within the Western Conference.
Rose, 30, is at present averaging 18.9 factors per recreation this season and is among the many main All-Star vote-getters. After the primary return of fan votes final week, D-Rose ranked sixth, trailing solely LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kyrie Irving, Steph Curry and Kawhi Leonard.