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DEREK FISHER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jackson says millennial-style coaching helped lead to Fisher’s firing

While Derek Fisher was never really fit to be a head coach in the NBA, it was still surprising to see Knicks president Phil Jackson pull the plug on one of his disciples so quickly. Apparently, a difference of opinion in coaching approach helped lead to Fisher’s dismissal. In the latest installment of The Phil Jackson Chronicles with Charley Rosen of Today’s Fastbreak, Jackson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Derek Fisher denies NBA comeback attempt

For a second there it looked like former NBA point guard Derek Fisher wanted to leave the land of coaching and return to the floor as a player. He’s having none of it. The drama started when Fisher posted a video to Facebook in which he works out and it came equipped with a hastag that said “I’m not done yet.” Seems easy enough to make the connection, right? Maybe not...
Via The Sports Daily
August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Derek Fisher interested in returning to NBA as player

Derek Fisher wants to be back in the NBA — but not necessarily as a coach. According to ESPN’s Ian Begley, Fisher has been exploring his options and is interested in returning to the NBA as a player. On Tuesday night, the former Knicks coach posted a workout video to Facebook with the hashtag #Imnotdoneyet. Fisher, soon to be 42, would be the oldest player in the NBA if...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Derek Fisher has interest in Lakers coaching job

The Los Angeles Lakers recently fired former player Byron Scott as the team’s head coach after an abysmal 17-65 record this past season, which was the second-worst mark in the NBA. According ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, another ex-Laker is interested in becoming the team’s new head coach. “Sources indicate Derek Fisher has interest in the Lakers job,” Shelburne reported...
Via NESN.com
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Rondo: Derek Fisher 'might have blacked out' during 2008 Finals

Rajon Rondo did not take too kindly to former New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher’s comments about his ability to beat the triangle offense. Ian Begley of ESPN quoted the Sacramento Kings point guard, who had some strong words to say about the former Lakers guard. “He might have blacked out a couple of times (when) we beat their a– in ’08,” Rondo told reporters on Sunday...
Via Sportsnaut
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes coyly denies IG post was shot at Derek Fisher

The timing of an Instagram post in which a nattily attired Matt Barnes smirks at the camera gave all the appearances that it was intended to be a smarmy and snarky reaction to the news that bitter nemesis Derek Fisher had been fired by the New York Knicks. Not so, says Barnes. “I liked what I was wearing,” he said before his Memphis Grizzlies squad beat the Brooklyn Nets...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher

The New York Knicks have reportedly fired head coach Derek Fisher. Sources told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne Monday morning that Fisher is out as the team’s head coach. The Knicks have fired Derek Fisher, sources told ESPN. — Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) February 8, 2016 Kurt Rambis will reportedly serve as the team’s interim coach. According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Fisher: Knicks missing playoffs wouldn't be a disappointment

The New York Knicks currently find themselves on the outside looking in on the chase for playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, but head coach Derek Fisher insists he wouldn’t view this season as a disappointment should the team fail to reach the postseason. “No. … Disappointment in what? We’re a developing team with a ton of new players,” Fisher said on “The Michael...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Derek Fisher’s job may not be safe

Despite the improvement of the New York Knicks this season, Derek Fisher may not be on solid ground. According to ESPN.com’s Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst, there have been “rumblings” about Fisher’s position in New York. “I’m going to wave a yellow flag on Derek Fisher, as well,” Windhorst said on ESPN’s Lowe Post podcast, via ProBasketballTalk, while discussing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

NBA Suspends Matt Barnes Two Games For Derek Fisher Love Triangle Fight

The NBA suspended Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes two games without pay Monday for an altercation with New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher earlier this year, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Barnes reportedly drove 90 miles to confront Fisher in October, his former teammate with the Los Angeles Lakers, when he learned that Fisher was with Barnes’ estranged...
Via NESN.com
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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