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”.
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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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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2014 Playoffs !! hot, hot, hot..
With the 3rd day in the books. The 2014 Playoffs are already considered one of the hottest playoff starts ever. We’ve had hype, blowouts, comebacks, overtimes, surprises and controversy in every game and Spike isn’t even in attendance.
Speaking of the Knicks and the “zen master”, they’ve just released Mike Woodson and are moving forward with another Coach. I’m shooting for Jeff Van Gundy but my 8 ball points to “not a chance in hell”.
I’ve never seen a start to the playoffs as I did on Saturday 4/19/2014. Five underdogs including one 8th seed have already won G1.
Pacers(1) lose G1 to Hawks(8).
Heat(2) wins at home against the Cats(7) but a strong effort in Q3.
Spurs(1) win against Mavs(8).
Thunder(2) beat Grizzlies(7) in game 1. Game 2 went to Overtime and the Grizz have evened up the series.
Blazers(5) beats Rockets(4) in Houston
Raptors(3) lost at home to experience Nets(6)
Wizards(5) beat Bulls(4) in Chicago.
and the biggest Game 1 – Warriors(6) steal game 1 from Clippers(3) in Los Angeles.
and there’s more to come…