NBA News: Phil Jackson Talks To Derek Fisher About Knicks Coaching Job

NBA News: Phil Jackson Talks To Derek Fisher About Knicks Coaching Job


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Now that his season and likely his career is officially over, Derek Fisher can begin looking at other opportunities.

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He has been linked to both the Lakers and New York Knicks’ head coach positions and Phil Jackson even got fined for talking about Fisher as a possibility while Fisher was still an active player. But Jackson and Fisher have officially met about the Knicks position according to Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski:

Fisher has yet to officially retire from the NBA, but he is expected to talk to his family this weekend and come to a final decision. Most believe Fisher has played his last NBA game.

If Fisher does retire, he is expected to then engage in more serious talks with the Knicks about becoming their next head coach. While Fisher is also a target of the Lakers, he is believed to be more of a secondary target as the Lakers prefer someone with more head coaching experience.

The Lakers have already interviewed a number of potential candidates including Byron Scott, Mike Dunleavy, and Lionel Hollins. The Knicks, on the other hand, had originally zeroed in on Steve Kerr as their next head coach, but Kerr ultimately decided to take the Golden State Warriors position.

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The Lakers were also expected to speak with Fisher this week, and there has been no word on whether those talks took place or if the Lakers will formally interview Fisher.
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  • Jim213

    Looks like Miami couldn’t handle the Heat. NO excuses given the Spurs have more vets so it didn’t just impact one team (AC).

    • LakersHeatBeef

      LOL AC was switched off genius move by the heel Spurs.Bad guys in black.

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  • LakersHeatBeef

    Lets just laugh at the Heat.The can’t handle the Heat lol ha ha ha ha.GTFO Miami!

  • LakersHeatBeef

    They can’t handle being in the Heat.LeBron gate begins cramp old man cramp up.

  • ra

    Fish might have to wait until OKC decides if they want him back. He still brings leadership and some chops (good defense, sometimes a good 3 point shot) to teams. Plenty of time for coaching in the future.

    • Jim213

      But he won’t likely see this type of opportunity again when/if he decides to coach given both Lakers/Knicks are the biggest brands in the league.

      • ra

        actually, good point. He should probably talk with Jason Kidd (who could still play when he decided to coach). Is it worth giving up a chance to continue playing?

        • Jim213

          IMO, after listening to his exit interview it sounds like he believes he may be more of a liability as opposed to helping them given his years of play.

          However, if he stays for another year he’ll be contributing mostly with his knowledge/assistant coach while on the floor IMO.

  • Robert L. I.

    Come on Mitch & Jimbo how come you haven’t interviewed Marc Jackson? He’s the best out there. Players love him. He coaches a great defense, and his teams score points. He even lives in L. A..

    Don’t blow this on people that have never coached, or retreads. I mean holy shit, Steve Kerr of Golden State! What were they thinking? He has a zero track record coaching. Nothing proven….Get the hell outta here!