Knicks new Head Coach Derek Fisher talks about New York

Knicks new Head Coach Derek Fisher talks about New York

With the current competition in LAC, OKC, HEAT, SPURS, HOU, and POR. It’s hard to imagine the New York Knicks winning a championship in the next 5 years. There’s a chance of luck but basketball isn’t about luck.

A team needs to have guts, determination, and a passion to win.

All of these characteristics have been a part of the way Derek Fisher has played in his long basketball career. That says a lot about a person and throughout the years he’s proven himself a worthy competitor. If the Knicks can climb up to be worthy competitors, I see it as “mission accomplished”.

 

 

 

Report: Fisher will be next coach of Knicks

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VIDEO:According to reports, Knicks bring on Fisher for five years, $25 million

The New York Knicks addressed their coaching vacancy, bringing on Derek Fisher to be their next head coach, according to reports. Fisher just wrapped up his 18th NBA season — his third with the Oklahoma City Thunder — with a six-game defeat to the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals. He rejoins Knicks president Phil Jackson, whom he teamed up with to grab five NBA titles as a point guard with the Lakers. The reported contract is for five years, $25 million.

Fisher’s arrival in New York means an end…

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Fisher’s union role helped prepare him for Knicks head coaching job

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VIDEO:Reports: Knicks hire Derek Fisher

Most people, when they hear the news about Derek Fisher becoming the head coach of the New York Knicks, think of the veteran NBA point guard, the longtime Los Angeles Lakers role player who entered the league with Kobe Bryant in the 1996 Draft but was an adult, and ageless, from start to finish in his 18-year career.

Me, I found myself thinking of a different Fisher as multiple outlets reported his hiring as Knicks coach by Phil Jackson, New York’s ballyhooed new basketball boss, and Fisher’s old Lakers coach.

I thought of Fisher, the union president who helped navigate the National Basketball Players Association through the divisive 2011 labor lockout.

That’s where Fisher might have an edge over other former players who were hired with no prior coaching experience.

What Fisher had to do as union prez sure seemed a…

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Phil gets Fined

The season hasn’t started for Phil Jackson and he’s already been fined $25,000 for attempting to lure Derek Fisher into coaching.

NBA fined Jackson for tampering with Derek Fisher from his comments about him, Phil said “he’s on my list of guys that could be very good candidates” to coach the NY Knicks.

The Coaching saga for Knick fans continues to drag on.  Phil stated as reported by ESPN that he’s not in a hurry to make his coaching pick and he would like to speak with Derek Fisher first.

Derek is finishing his 18th year and the two have history in LA. Now that the Thunder have been eliminated, Jackson will give Fisher some time before he’ll contact him. Before their season ending game 6 versus the Spurs, Fisher said “allow me to finish my career as a player before they give me another job after that”.

it’s only now a matter of days and not weeks that we’ll know about their meeting together and the future of the New York Knickerbockers.