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Derek Fisher | Guard

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (40) / 8/9/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
College: Arkansas-Little Rock
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Derek Fisher does not want to be viewed as a Phil Jackson clone.
"I’m not Phil Jackson, that’s for sure," Fisher said. "I am not going to try to be or even pretend to be. I’ve for sure taken a lot of the basketball experiences and knowledge and life experiences and knowledge from working for Phil for so many years. So there will for sure be some things I will try and channel... There will be some boundaries that we have to have within our relationship. But at the end of the day Phil is running this department." Sep 28 - 10:13 AM
Source: NBC Sports

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The Knicks plan to add a D-League coach for their Westchester team who is familiar with coach Derek Fisher's system.

Obviously, the Knicks are committed to Derek Fisher and it sounds like they'll be giving him a long leash to let him go through some growing pains. The Knicks will run a triangle offense and it could help Carmelo Anthony produce more well-rounded stat lines.
Source: ESPN NY
Sep 22 - 9:34 AM

Jim Cleamons, a longtime assistant coach with Phil Jackson, has been added to Derek Fisher's staff.

Cleamons spent last season as an assistant coach under Larry Drew in Milwaukee, but he will now be reunited with Phil Jackson in New York. Cleamons was an assistant coach on Phil Jackson's title-winning teams with the Lakers, and Bulls, and he will help Fisher install the triangle offense.
Aug 18 - 6:58 PM

Coach Derek Fisher said the deal with Carmelo Anthony is not done yet.

Interestingly, Tim Hardaway Jr. said he's happy and excited that Melo is back, so it's probably safe to assume he's coming back. This sage keeps dragging out and hopefully it comes to a conclusion this weekend.
Jul 12 - 6:38 PM

The Knicks have officially announced their hiring of Kurt Rambis as the associate head coach to Derek Fisher.

"Kurt is exactly the type of person we want in our organization to help develop our culture of success," Fisher said. "His vast knowledge and experience as a championship player and coach are traits that we embrace adding to our staff." The deal will be for $1.2 million per year over four years.
Jul 7 - 5:04 PM

Kurt Rambis has reportedly accepted the Knicks offer to become Derek Fisher's top assistant coach.

The deal is reportedly for $1.2 million per season over four years. Rambis served under Phil Jackson in LA from 2001-2009, and also coached Derek Fisher during that time.
Jul 4 - 10:09 AM

The Knicks will have Derek Fisher coach their Las Vegas Summer League team.

It is a popular move among NBA teams for their new coaches to start off in summer league. Jason Kidd coached the Nets last year while David Blatt will coach the Cavs this year. Fisher will try and build his strategy a bit with guys like Tim Hardaway Jr., Cleanthony Early, Shane Larkin, Jeremy Tyler, Thanasis Antetokounmpo and Shannon Brown.
Jul 3 - 2:35 PM

The Knicks have Kurt Rambis an offer to become Derek Fisher's top assistant coach.

The Knicks reportedly offered Rambis a four-year contract worth $1.2 million per season that would be in the same ballpark as Tyronn Lue's deal with the Cavaliers. While Rambis remains in the mix to become the Lakers next head coach, he was an assistant during both of Phil Jackson's stints in Los Angeles and is a well-versed disciple of the triangle offense.
Jul 3 - 9:50 AM

Reggie Miller thinks Derek Fisher can be a great coach for the New York Knicks.

Speaking just hours after Fisher reportedly accepted the Knicks' offer to become their next head coach, Miller spoke highly of Fisher, "Derek can be a great coach because he’s always been a 'glue guy'. He’s had that influence in every locker room he’s ever been in. He’s seen everything there is to see in basketball and he’s been a champion. And he’s been under Phil Jackson’s tutelage." Fisher will have a tough road ahead of him (especially if Carmelo Anthony decides to leave town), but he has no shortage of supporters around the NBA who think he's more than capable of the task.
Jun 10 - 12:03 PM

According to sources close to the situation, Derek Fisher has agreed to accept the offer to become the Knicks' next head coach.

The deal is reportedly for 5-years and $25 million, sources say. Additionally the Knicks will likely bring in Kurt Rambis and Bill Cartwright as assistant coaches, with Rick Fox, and Luke Walton also being in the mix. The Knicks will host a press conference on Tuesday officially introducing Fisher as the next head coach. Interesting fact, Fisher will make more money as a head coach in each of the next five years than he did in 14 of his 18 seasons as a player.
Jun 9 - 5:01 PM

The Knicks' pursuit of Derek Fisher to become their head coach will "ramp up" this week and the team is expected to hire him, according

It's no secret the Knicks want Fisher and he's been their Plan A since they lost out on Steve Kerr. Fisher will not coach the Lakers this year, but he hasn't announced his retirement as a player either. The 17-year veteran will likely make more money with the Knicks as a coach than as a player, but the Knicks are reportedly concerned with Fisher playing next season.
Source: ESPN NY
Jun 9 - 10:24 AM

Despite winning five championships with the club, Derek Fisher is reportedly not a candidate to replace Mike D'Antoni as the Lakers head coach.

The franchise is keen on hiring someone with prior head coaching experience. The Lakers have interviewed five coaches in person: Byron Scott, Kurt Rambis, Lionel Hollins, Alvin Gentry and Mike Dunleavy.
Jun 7 - 9:11 AM

Knicks president Phil Jackson spoke with Derek Fisher about their head-coaching vacancy, according to Yahoo! Sports.

It was just a brief phone call and the two are expected to meet again next week. Jackson has insinuated that Fisher is his "plan A" to coach, but he'll still have some work to do to persuade the 39-year-old guard. The Lakers are also after Derek Fisher and general manager Mitch Kupchak is expected to speak with him. Considering the amount of money Steve Kerr received, one of these two teams will likely be offering some big money.
Jun 5 - 10:53 PM

GM Mitch Kupchak will likely have a call with Derek Fisher soon to gauge his interest, and state of mind before bringing him in for an official interview for the Lakers head coaching gig.

"I have to say we're leaning toward the type of the coach we would want (and) I would say there would be experience involved, certainly on some level, but not necessarily," Kupchak said. "There's no urgency right now, so it will be a more deliberate process." While Fisher doesn't have experience as head coach, he has taken on the leadership role throughout his career, and was the president of the NBPA during the 2011 lockout season. Fisher has yet to officially state whether he'd like to become a head coach.
Source: USA Today
Jun 2 - 5:34 PM

Derek Fisher said on Sunday that it is his "calling" to be in a leadership position, but he stopped short of confirming that he wants to coach the Knicks or Lakers.

"Not playing anymore — if that’s what it’s to be — coaching or being in the front office or being in a role where I can positively impact others and work together for a common goal is exciting to me," Fisher said. He added that the prospect of coaching under Phil Jackson in New York adds "huge layers" to his decision, but for the moment he has yet to announce his retirement as a player.
Jun 1 - 7:10 PM

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