The Bulls lost to the Knicks tonight in New York 107-91. Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, who just two months ago upon the start of the season was praised by his team's first-year head coach Fred Hoiberg to be gifted as Michael Jordan, had some choice words for his rookie head coach about his coaching style after tonight's loss. He tried to be as diplomatic as he could to express his disdain and frustration to the media, but the shots were definitely fired.

Here's what Butler had to say:

I believe in the guys in this locker room, yeah. But I also believe that we probably have to be coached a lot harder at times. I'm sorry, I know that Fred's a laid-back guy, and I really respect him for that. But when guys aren't doing what they're supposed to do, you gotta get on guys, myself included. You gotta do what you're supposed to do when you're out there playing basketball.

“It's on everybody. But I just think when it's coming from [Hoiberg] it's a lot different. It's different when a player is telling another player, and a coach is telling a player. I know it's really not in him like that, but I think at times that's what we need.''

Let's see how this one plays out between the coach and his proclaimed go-to guy that isn't Derrick Rose

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[via Chicago Sun-Times]