It had been rumored for some time that the New York Knicks would pursue Derek Fisher for their vacant head coaching position and yesterday it was finally came to fruition. Continue reading New York Knicks Sign Derek Fisher as Head Coach
Derek Fisher wrapped up an 18 year career last week (Presumption: Fisher has not officially announced his retirement) after his Oklahoma City Thunder were eliminated by the San Antonio Spurs in 6 games of the Western Conference Finals. Uncharacteristic of how the season has gone, Fisher played 32 minutes in his final game which is the most he has played in a playoff game in 3 years.
Fisher finished the game with a line of 5 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal. Similar to his last game of his career Fisher has had very little impact this season for the Thunder and in the last few years which includes a short stint in Dallas.
There have been much better times for Fisher than the uneventful years that he has experienced since being traded by the Lakers to the Houston Rockets in 2012. While Fisher will not garner any Hall of Fame consideration, he has definitely left a lasting mark in both the NBA and most certainly Los Angeles Lakers history. Great leadership, dedication, toughness and his ability to deliver in the biggest moments is what highlights Fisher’s time in the NBA; we take a look at 10 of the greatest moments of Derek Fisher’s great career. Continue reading Top 10 Greatest Moments of Derek Fisher’s Career
With the sudden firing of Mike Brown by Lakers management after a disappointing 1 and 4 start to the season the search of the next Lakers head coach begins.
Some of the many reasons that led to Mike Brown’s demise were a lack of creditability, respect from the players and inability to inspire or instill confidence. While we have all heard the amount of basketball knowledge that Mike Brown possesses and his incredible work ethic, those things just don’t register with NBA players as much as a resume filled with results as either a player and/or coach.
How is a team that has a combined 8 championship rings, 3 MVPs, 6 all stars and a payroll exceeding 100 million going to feel confidence getting direction from a coach who was fired from his last head coaching job for his inability to led a team to a championship and never played the game at the NBA level.
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