Knicks may send an assistant coach over to Los Angeles to be with Derrick Rose during trial
Due to Rose’s absence from practice, Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek has revealed that he will stall the installation of the team’s offense until his starting point guard’s return. The organization had hoped that Rose would be back with the team days ago.
In order to keep Rose in the loop, the Knicks are now considering sending an assistant coach out to California to run through the team’s offensive sets, as per Stefan Bondy of New York Daily News.
Rose’s trial has been disturbing and complicated, lasting much longer than was originally anticipated. Hornacek has been surprised by how lengthy the trial has lasted:
“Our hope was that he would be done on Monday or Tuesday and maybe be back. It is what it is,” Hornacek said. “He’s got to deal with that.”
Asked when Rose might return, Hornacek was unsure:
“We don’t know right now. That’s why we’re kind of trying to hold off (sending somebody out there). We might get the word he’ll be back Friday night. If we get a word that he’s definitely going to be there next week then we’ll look to send someone out there.”
Although it’s important for the Knicks as a basketball team to get their floor general back, it is beyond doubt that the most important thing at the moment is to deal with the very serious allegations in the correct way.