Tom Thibodeau infuriates the hell out of Pat Riley
It is no surprise that Tom Thibodeau doesn’t want to give away Jimmy Butler, since he is still pursuing his own agenda with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
ESPN’s Jorge Sedano revealed all the details regarding the conversation between the Wolves coach and Heat president Pat Riley.
According to Sedano, the trade talks between Heat and Wolves had gone sour, since Riley was really pissed off on Thibodeau’s ridiculous demand — even calling him a “mother******”
“There’s been a couple of different incarnations of this deal. The first one, the Heat didn’t want to take back Gorgui Dieng. Then, the next incarnation of the deal was ‘OK forget it, let’s just do it straight up, just for Jimmy on your end.’ They finally relented on Josh Richardson, they were giving them Josh Richardson, then Dion Waiters was going to be the cap filler, and then a protected first-round pick. The medicals were exchanged, which generally in the NBA means this is a done deal. And then, Thibs called back and wanted more picks. And Pat Riley literally—I was told—called him a motherbleeper and hung up the phone,” said Sedano.
It has been reported that the Miami were interested in Butler’s services, but thanks to Thibodeau, it seems that the Heat office wants none of him and the rest of the Wolves.