Chicago Bulls Owner Denies Any Rift With Derrick Rose

by August 01, 2014

Jerry Reinsdorf fired off an angry rebuttal after Derrick Rose said that there has been a bit of tension between his camp and the team’s upper management. According to Reinsdorf, things couldn’t be better between Rose and the Bulls:

“I am confounded by the irresponsible report in the Chicago Sun-Times suggesting there is anything approaching discord or confusion between the Bulls executive office, coaching staff, and Derrick Rose or any other Bulls player,” Reinsdorf said in the statement. “To the contrary, I can remember no time when the organization has been any more focused, optimistic, and cohesive.”


Rose has always lived by the motto “Everybody Eats.’’ As one former teammate pointed out recently, ‘‘Everybody’s eating, but there’s only one guy out there busting his [butt].’’ […] The two most obvious faces in the Rose camp are his brother/manager, Reggie, and his agent, B.J. Armstrong.


“I don’t do interviews, and what does that word ‘camp’ even mean?’’ Armstrong said when asked about the Rose camp and its relationship with the Bulls. […] Asked if there was one spokesman for Rose, Armstrong said: “No one does interviews. No one talks. Derrick speaks to you [media] guys, and that’s it. There’s nothing to discuss. If there is something going on, there’s two people: You can get it from [chairman] Jerry Reinsdorf or you can get it from Derrick Rose. There’s nothing else to talk about.’’