Jason Kidd on D. Rose: ‘He’s a strong kid’

Nov 13, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd questions the referee against the Sacramento Kings during the third quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Brooklyn Nets 107-86. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

What happened to Derrick Rose of the Bulls is sad, to say the least. There are people everywhere who feel bad for him and he situation he’s now in, including Nets head coach Jason Kidd.

Kidd has high hopes for Rose, who just seriously injured his right knee after returning from an ACL tear in his left knee just over a year ago. According to ESPN,

“It will test your belief and your will, because this is fresh for him too, coming off the first injury,” said Kidd, who underwent microfracture surgery on his knee on July 1, 2004, and did not return until December of that year.

“And now it’s the other knee, but he’s a strong kid. I would bet that he’s gonna bounce back from it, because that’s just his personality and his will and his desire to get back to that level that hopefully we’ll all see again one day.

“It’s about patience, and this is a good test for him, but I believe he’ll come out on top.”

It is expected that Rose will have surgery on his knee sometime this week, most likely on Monday, but it is unknown when he will return to the court for the Bulls.

Topics: Derrick Rose, Jason Kidd, NBA

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