Friday, 14 December, 2018

Derek Fisher Has Landed A New Head Coaching Job

Derek Fisher Derek Fisher is taking his coaching talents to the WNBA
Rita Gibson | 08 December, 2018, 12:02

The Los Angeles Sparks has hired Derek Fisher as the team's new head coach.

The Sparks announced the move Wednesday, five days after longtime WNBA coach Brian Agler resigned.

Fisher, 44, has not coached at any level since the 2015-16 National Basketball Association season. He previously was the head coach of the New York Knicks.

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Fisher served as head coach of the Knicks from 2014 to 2016, during which he went 40-96 before being fired in the middle of the 2015-16 season. The Knicks were 17-65 in his first season, the worst record in franchise history.

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Derek Fisher is taking his coaching talents to the WNBA.

"Our ownership group is excited to welcome Derek to the Sparks family", Sparks Managing Director and Governor Eric Holoman said.

Fisher, who inherits a team that features two-time WNBA Most Valuable Player Candace Parker, will be introduced as the Sparks' new bench boss at a press conference Friday in Los Angeles. Agler led Los Angeles to back-to-back WNBA Finals appearances, including winning the 2016 WNBA title.

"Derek is a great basketball mind who brings a ton of high-level experience to our team", Parker said. "I look forward to working with someone with championship pedigree and who has a track record of strong leadership".

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