Bill Laimbeer: Comparing Derrick Rose to Michael Jordan ‘a stretch’
BY JOE COWLEY firstname.lastname@example.org
MINNEAPOLIS – Who doesn’t seem like a member of the Derrick Rose fan club?
Look no further than former “Bad Boys’’ poster boy Bill Laimbeer, who is currently an assistant coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The one-time Detroit standout didn’t exactly endear himself to Michael Jordan when he competed against him, so to think Rose would excite him would be asking for too much.
“I wouldn’t compare them because I don’t really care about either of them,” Laimbeer said Wednesday on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000. “One is a point guard and one is a shooting guard. They are two completely different positions. Derrick Rose has a lot to learn also as far as getting his teammates more involved. He takes the ball a lot himself these days. But he’s a very aggressive player, he’s fast, he’s strong and he has the great skillset to be very successful. To compare the two would be a stretch at this point.”