Derrick Rose Beef with Coach Hornacek? Top 10 Coach-Player Beef in NBA History
Knicks point guard Derrick Rose went missing from the team Monday without permission. Sources told ESPN that Rose later reached team officials, telling them he had a family situation and had returned to his hometown of Chicago,
Could Derrick Rose be having problems with his teammates and his coach? For their last 10 games, the Knicks were criticized for their lack of effort in their defense. What is on Rose’s mind?
Rose missed Monday night’s loss to the Pelicans, and the Knicks had grown concerned enough earlier to check on him at his apartment, sources said.
Publicly, the reasons remained a mystery after the game, with coach Jeff Hornacek saying “everything will become clear later on” and teammate Joakim Noah saying Rose was OK.
“I mean, I don’t really want to talk too much about it because I don’t really know what the situation is,” said Noah, who has played with Rose since 2008 as his teammate in Chicago before coming to New York along with Rose prior to this season. “Obviously Derrick is one of our better players. And when he is not here it is tough. But I am just happy that everything is OK with him.”
When asked if Rose’s health is OK in light of his absence, Noah replied, “Yeah. He’s OK … I think it’s a relief for all of us.”
Regardless of what the situation might be for Derrick, the New York Knicks hasn’t been the team that people believed it would be. Hopefully we get some answers when Rose comes back to NY.
While we are still waiting to hear from Rose once he comes back, here are some past coach-player beefs that went down in NBA history.
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