Derek Fisher was in the center of several stories Monday. With the Oklahoma City Thunder’s exit from the NBA playoffs, it is expected Fisher could end his playing career and attempt to transition into coaching.
Both the Lakers and the Knicks have been reported to be interested in Fisher’s services should he choose to retire. Obviously, Fisher has strong connections to both franchises as he played the majority of his career with the Lakers under current Knicks president Phil Jackson.
Last week, Jackson made comments revealing his interest in bringing Fisher to New York. As a result, the NBA fined him Monday for tampering.
The Lakers are also reportedly considering Fisher as a replacement for Mike D’Antoni. In addition, the team is speculated to have discussions with Scott Skiles and Larry Brown.
Elsewhere around the league, Kevin Love’s future remained a highly discussed topic. While the Minnesota Timberwolves want to have Love on their roster coming to the season, the possibility of him being traded elsewhere remains out there.
Lakers Nation News
Lakers To Talk With Derek Fisher, Weeks From Coach Hire – USA Today
Sources: Lakers Cool On Derek Fisher, Who Is Knicks’ Top Head-Coaching Target – Yahoo! Sports
Report: Lakers To Reach Out To Larry Brown, Scott Skiles About Coaching Vacancy. Yes, that Larry Brown. – Pro Basketball Talk
Nonshocker: Lakers Shut Out Of All-Defensive First, Second Teams – LA Times
LA Lakers’ Biggest NBA Draft Needs – Bleacher Report
LeBron James to San Antonio Spurs: ‘They Wanted Us. They Got Us.’ – Bleacher Report
Jackson Fined $25,000 For Tampering With Fisher – Yahoo! Sports
Bulls’ Joakim Noah, Pacers’ Paul George Headline 2014 All-Defensive Teams – Sports Illustrated
Larry Bird: Frank Vogel’s Job Safe, Don’t Expect Changes To Core Of Team – Pro Basketball Talk
Shane Battier Will Be ESPN College Basketball Analyst Next Season After Retiring From the Heat – The Big Lead
Lakers News – Kobe Bryant Jealous of Tim Duncan?