"I didn't want any distractions to the team, especially what we have going on right now and I apologized to them, just letting them know it will never happen again," said Rose, who was fined an undisclosed amount for his absence. "This wasn't me. This never happened to me before and I explained that to the team and the front office."Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said the organization accepted Rose's account of the absence."His explanation with the family is totally understandable," the coach said.Added Rose: "I just had to get to my family. I talked to [the Knicks] afterwards. Everybody's on the same page now. They understood right away after I explained myself to them."Privately, though, members of the organization expressed frustration that Rose left the club without explanation.Hornacek said Tuesday the Knicks decided not to suspend Rose because his absence was family related. He is expected to start on Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers.Rose's absence left the Knicks in a state of confusion on Monday, hours before their loss to the Pelicans. Members of the organization could not reach Rose prior to the game and were concerned about his well-being, enough so that they sent a team staffer to check on him at his apartment, sources said.