Sport Jimmy Butler: 'I feed off of confrontation,' unlike ex-coach Hoiberg

10:40  06 september  2017
10:40  06 september  2017 Source:   thescore.com

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Jimmy butler says he feeds off confrontation unlike his former coach , fred hoiberg . " I 'm confrontational . I feed off of confrontation ." — Jimmy Butler .

  Jimmy Butler: 'I feed off of confrontation,' unlike ex-coach Hoiberg © Michael Reaves / Getty Images Sport / Getty It's no secret that Jimmy Butler and Fred Hoiberg didn't always see eye-to-eye during their two seasons together with the Chicago Bulls.

The new Minnesota Timberwolves swingman shed some light on his relationship with his former coach, admitting that their differing personalities led Butler to become frustrated during his time in the Windy City.

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"I'm confrontational. I feed off of confrontation. It makes me go," Butler told Michael Pina of Vice Sports. "Not everybody's like that. (Fred Hoiberg) is not that coach, and there's nothing wrong with that. There are different coaching styles and people are gonna say - which is what they did say - 'It's gonna be Jimmy's team or it's gonna be Fred's team.' Two total opposite ends of the spectrum. They're either gonna try to win it now or they're gonna go young. And you see which way they went with it. Completely fine. Yo, it's y'all's business. It's y'all's organization. It's cool. And now I'm in Minnesota and couldn't be happier."

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" I 'm confrontational . I feed off of confrontation . It makes me go," Butler told Michael Pina of Vice Sports. "Not everybody's like that. (Fred Hoiberg ) is not that coach , and there's nothing wrong with that.

I feed off of confrontation . [Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg ] is not that coach , and there's nothing wrong with that. There are different coaching styles and people are gonna say — which is what they did say — 'It's gonna be Jimmy 's team or it's gonna be Fred's team.'

Butler's relationship with Hoiberg got off to a rocky start when the three-time All-Star called out his coach for the former's laid-back attitude following a blowout defeat to the New York Knicks. Their relationship didn't improve much thereafter, as Butler appeared to call off Hoiberg's timeout request during a game in January.

It seems unlikely that Butler will endure the same problems in Minnesota now that the 27-year-old has been reunited with former Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau.

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