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"I think it was unnecessary. Flagrant. Defiant," Rose told The News during the Griese-Hutchinson-Woodson golf fundraiser for Mott Hospital last weekend. "But it was honest, and I respect that. If they choose not to embrace the Fab Five era, if they choose not to embrace us individually or as a team or the things we brought to the table, I really have no bitterness. I'm not mad at it.
"What's going to happen, though? … When you turn your back directly or indirectly on something that was so good to you, you're never going to get the true foundation of a program to build upon."