Mike Brown defends Chicago coach for playing Derrick Rose late in game
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Mike Brown defends Chicago coach for playing Derrick Rose late in game

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Apr 29, 2012 at 2:48 PM PDT
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Chicago Bulls Coach Tom Thibodeau on Lakers forward Lamar Odom

Los Angeles California. Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown gave in interview with the Los Angeles Times before the Lakers first playoff game versus the Denver Nuggets in Los Angeles Sunday defending Chicago Bulls Tom Thibodeau for keeping Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose on the court despite the Bulls having a large lead with a 1:20 to go in the fourth quarter when Rose suffered a torn ACL in his left knee on Saturday night.

Rose will miss the rest of the National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs and may have jeopardized the Bulls chances to win the NBA Title.

Brown is nicknamed "All day every day" by his players because of the long film sessions and long practices he puts his players through.

Brown said the reason he is defending Thibodeau's decision to play Rose is that Brown has seen many games change momentum within ten seconds. Brown said it is paranoia every coach has to endure. Brown said the decision to bench his starters when his team is winning or losing is based on his feelings. His belief is it that he wants to win every game he coaches and he has to play his best players to achieve his goal.

News sources Los Angeles Times and Mike Medina.

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George Vieto is based in Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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