Tom Thibodeau ‘really happy’ for engaged Derrick Rose

It’s onerous to beat this as a location for a wedding proposal.

Derrick Rose bought engaged on Tuesday, popping the question at middle court docket on the Garden ground to longtime girlfriend Alaina Anderson. They have two youngsters collectively.

“Not bad,” coach Tom Thibodeau stated, referring to the spot of the proposal. “Real happy for him. Just seeing where he is. He’s in a really good place, on the court, off the court, all around. Alaina is a wonderful person. Just seeing how happy he is, we’re thrilled.”

When requested if Thibodeau shall be Rose’s greatest man at his wedding ceremony, he joked: “I don’t know about that.”

He could need to settle for merely being within the wedding ceremony occasion. Rose has performed for Thibodeau for three totally different groups — the Bulls, Timberwolves and now the Knicks.

Knicks coach says he’s thrilled for Derrick Rose, who bought engaged at MSG.
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Rose began on Wednesday towards the Pistons instead of Kemba Walker (relaxation).

With Walker out on Wednesday, Thibodeau stated he would use quite a lot of choices as Rose’s backup on the level. That included taking part in Immanuel Quickley, Alec Burks and rookie Miles McBride in that spot.

“You can mix and match with them, and it’s seamless and we’ve done that at practice, and that’s what I’ve meant by you’d like to see if you can do it in the game,” Thibodeau stated.

As for Walker, Thibodeau stated he merely wished to provide him some relaxation and ensure he was prepared for the beginning of the season. The 31-year-old Walker has a historical past of knee issues and was restricted to 43 video games for the Celtics a year in the past and didn’t play in back-to-backs.

It must be famous that the Knicks stated Nerlens Noel (knee/hamstring) was being rested for the preseason opener, earlier than later revealing his damage. He has but to look in a preseason recreation, though Thibodeau stated the veteran middle is near being absolutely again.

Celtics ahead Al Horford is anticipated to be out for the regular-season opener towards the Knicks subsequent Wednesday after he examined optimistic for COVID-19 on Tuesday, coach Ime Udoka instructed reporters. Jaylen Brown examined optimistic for the virus Friday, however must be again by the point of the sport on the Garden.

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