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Kevin Durant was ‘shocked’ by Derek Fisher firing

If the New York Knicks’ firing of Derek Fisher came as a surprise to you, you’re not alone. Speaking from All-Star Weekend in Toronto, Kevin Durant said he was “shocked” by the Fisher firing. “I was shocked,” Durant told the New York Post’s Mark Berman. “I thought he was doing a great job. Melo missed [seven] games. It’s tough losing your best player. I thought...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Was Derek Fisher involved with girlfriend of former Knick?

Derek Fisher’s love life should be the subject of a Lifetime movie. Fisher, who was fired as New York Knicks head coach earlier this week, had an altercation with former teammate Matt Barnes back in October for allegedly dating Barnes’ estranged wife, Gloria Govan. It sounds like a weird situation — one Barnes still doesn’t seem too thrilled about — but it turns out that...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes' Instagram reply after Fisher firing is absolutely perfect

Matt Barnes does not like Derek Fisher. He hates the guy. Badly. So when news broke Monday morning that the New York Knicks fired Fisher as their head coach, everyone couldn't wait to see how Barnes would react. Would he post a video of himself laughing uncontrollably in his living room? Would there be an unnecessarily long Facebook post or extended tweet that, in excruciating detail...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Fisher blasts Rondo over triangle offense criticism

The New York Knicks need a point guard and may pursue one in free agency, but it seems safe to say that said point guard won’t be Rajon Rondo. Rondo is a point guard who likes the ball in his hands and isn’t known for his 3-point shooting, and he admitted on Friday that the triangle offense probably wouldn’t be a good fit for him. Knicks coach Derek Fisher, who runs the triangle...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes fined for 'violence' comment directed toward Derek Fisher

NEW YORK -- The NBA has fined Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes $35,000 for making ''inappropriate public comments'' condoning violence.The fine was announced Sunday, a day after Memphis beat the Knicks 103-95 in the teams' first meeting since the league suspended Barnes for two games for fighting with New York coach Derek Fisher in October.NBA vice president for basketball operations...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA fines Grizzlies' Barnes $35K for inappropriate comments

NEW YORK (AP) The NBA has fined Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes $35,000 for making ''inappropriate public comments'' condoning violence. The fine was announced Sunday, a day after Memphis beat the Knicks 103-95 in the teams' first meeting since the league suspended Barnes for two games for fighting with New York coach Derek Fisher in October. NBA vice president for basketball...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Barnes on Derek Fisher: 'I don't talk to snakes'

When the Knicks play the Grizzlies on Saturday, there won't be any love lost—that includes whatever friendship there once was between Memphis wing Matt Barnes and New York coach Derek Fisher.You probably know the story by now. Barnes got divorced. Fisher, his former teammate with the Lakers, started dating Barnes' ex. Barnes found out Fisher was at his former home, which led to...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes won’t talk to Derek Fisher: ‘I don’t talk to snakes’

    The New York Knicks will travel to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies this Saturday, and all eyes will be on Matt Barnes and Derek Fisher. But don’t expect anything to happen — not even a quick “hello” or a head nod. On Thursday, Barnes told the New York Daily News that he will not acknowledge his former teammate and friend. “I don’t talk to snakes,” Barnes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes Calls Rihanna A Liar, Derek Fisher A Snitch In Instagram Rant (Photo)

It’s been a tough year for Matt Barnes, and he wasn’t afraid to remind everyone of that in an epic New Year’s Eve Instagram rant. The Memphis Grizzlies player split from his wife, Gloria Govan, was traded from the Los Angeles Clippers and just recently was suspended two games by the NBA for attacking and threatening New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher, who reportedly was romantically...
Via NESN.com
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes goes off on Derek Fisher, Rihanna

For Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes, 2015 was a year to forget in many ways. The NBA veteran had more than his fair share of drama off the court, and he reflected on much of it on social media Thursday night. In a lengthy Instagram rant, Barnes called 2015 “hands down the worst year of my life.” He made several references to the situation with his ex-wife and Derek Fisher...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Players, coach react to Cleanthony Early shooting

NBA players are speaking out following the shooting robbery of New York Knicks forward Cleanthony Early.Teammate Carmelo Anthony, one of the league's biggest advocates for gun control, called for action to keep players safe when he addressed the media on Wednesday: .@carmeloanthony -"we need to do a better job of putting ourselves in a safer environment!" @nyknicks pic.twitter...
Via Yardbarker
December 30, 2015  |  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

Matt Barnes Suspended 2 Games for Altercation with Derek Fisher

Back in October, the NBA world got a quick chuckle when rumors broke of a physical altercation between Knicks coach Derek Fisher and Matt Barnes of the Grizzlies. The recently-separated Fisher was reportedly at the home of Barnes, seeing his […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Matt Barnes suspended 2 games for altercation with Derek Fisher

It took almost three months since the initial reports, but we finally have the disciplinary results of the Matt Barnes-Derek Fisher altercation from this past offseason.From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:Unless there is an expected appeal, Barnes will serve his suspension for Memphis' next two games: Tuesday at home for Miami and Saturday at Utah. The Grizzlies play Fisher...
Via Fox Sports
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Barnes suspended two games for fight with Fisher

Matt Barnes has reportedly been suspended for his role in a physical altercation that took place with Knicks coach Derek Fisher back in October. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports that the league has decided to suspend Barnes for two games after Barnes drove to the home of his estranged wife and confronted Fisher. Gloria Govan, the mother of Barnes’ children, had reportedly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

10 biggest studs and duds in the NBA this past week

More than a quarter of the way through the NBA season, we have a darn good understanding of where most teams around the association stand. The Golden State Warriors are no longer undefeated. Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs are really putting on a show out west. Back east, the Milwaukee Bucks are coming off a stellar win against the defending champs while struggles continue for...
Via Sportsnaut
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Kristaps Porzingis has won over New York. Yes, Already.

Even Kristaps Porzingis’ biggest proponents didn’t expect this. Take Scott Roth, for example. A former NBA player and assistant coach, Roth spent six months last season working for Sevilla in Spain’s ACB League. Porzingis was one of his team’s top guns — and that right there was reason No. 1 Roth believed. Porzingis was 7’1, but also just a skinny 19-year-old boy. He...
Via The Comeback
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Knicks-Kings Preview

With the Knicks on the brink of a five-game road losing streak, coach Derek Fisher is exploring changes to New York's lineup. George Karl may be forced into one for the Sacramento Kings. After opening this three-game trip with their most lopsided loss of the season, the Knicks seek a bounce-back effort against the Kings on Thursday night. New York (10-13) has dropped seven of...
Via AP on Fox
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat at New York Knicks game preview

TV: FOX Sports Sun TIME: Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET Knicks coach Derek Fisher is searching for answers to New York's sluggish offense, especially the drop in production off the bench.It's not likely to get any better in another meeting with a Miami Heat team that boasts one of the NBA's best defenses.While Fisher claims he's not tinkering with his personnel, the Knicks could see...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat at New York Knicks game preview

TV: FOX Sports Sun TIME: Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET Knicks coach Derek Fisher is searching for answers to New York's sluggish offense, especially the drop in production off the bench. It's not likely to get any better in another meeting with a Miami Heat team that boasts one of the NBA's best defenses. While Fisher claims he's not tinkering with his personnel, the Knicks could...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Heat-Knicks Preview

Knicks coach Derek Fisher is searching for answers to New York's sluggish offense, especially the drop in production off the bench. It's not likely to get any better in another meeting with a Miami Heat team that boasts one of the NBA's best defenses. While Fisher claims he's not tinkering with his personnel, the Knicks could see some changes Friday night as they try to avoid...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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