After the Minnesota Timberwolves fired Tom Thibodeau last night, Wolves guard Derrick Rose shared a simple message for anyone who thinks that the front office decision will have an effect on his level of play:
First off, that interview escalated way too quickly. This seemed like your typical “I have a chip on my shoulder” kind of answer from D-Rose. But then he thought it would be a good idea to slip a quick “kill yourself” in there at the end. Why?
I’m not gonna sit here and act like this is the most shocking thing I’ve ever heard and that Rose should be punished. But dude, just take it easy. We get it, you’re having your best season since the knee injuries. You’re probably going to make the all-star team for the first time since 2012. You probably think that nobody has any reason to doubt you right now. But maybe take it down just a notch, huh?
Also, let’s not act like the idea is completely far-fetched either. Thibs resurrected you, D-Rose. If it wasn’t for him, you wouldn’t even be in the league right now.
Rose was destroyed for this on Twitter and has since issued an apology for what he said:
I messed up by using the slang term “kill yourself” today in response to a question about whether I can continue to perform without coach Thibs. I did not mean it literally and regret using it so I apologize.— Derrick Rose (@drose) January 7, 2019
-Nick Cherico (@CouchGuyCherico)