Derek doesn’t look like he wants to let go of this game after he’s done.

ESPN: Derek Fisher has steadfastly maintained plans to keep playing after his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers expires, but when retirement beckons, coaching is one of the options Fisher is considering.

“I think about a number of different things that I feel like I enjoy doing and could be committed to and passionate about doing,” said Fisher after Sunday’s practice in El Segundo. “That’s probably what would be the most important thing in terms of the impact of my decision about what I do after I’m done.”

Having always been observant of coaching strategies and approaches, Fisher said he finds himself thinking even more at this stage of his career about how he’d handle issues during a game.

“I think we all have a natural instinct to visualize ourselves in certain positions and places in our lives. Obviously being closer to the end than the beginning, those pictures are coming into vision clearer and better than they did when I first came into the league.”

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  • Eidraq

    fisher would make a great coach

  • Batz

    Just stop playing.

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  • Anthony

    Do you think he’ll tell his players who clearly can’t make a fastbreak lay up to stop trying?

  • 242LakerFan

    Fish would make an excellent coach. He has a superior IQ, he has experienced the game at its highest level and learned from some of the best (PJ and Sloan particularly) and he won’t be afraid to get tough with some of these egocentric young divas coming out of college thees days.
    I can’t wait to see him take a crack at it.


    He’ll always have a coaching spot with the Lake Show. I think he’ll be a valuable commodity since he’s been there, done that.

  • iiTzDanny