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Derek Fisher accepts Knicks head coaching job; 5-year, $25million deal


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#1 Lakersfan1211

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Posted June 09, 2014 - 12:51 PM

 

Sources: New York finalizing a 5-year, $25 million deal to hire Derek Fisher as coach. http://yhoo.it/1l1EzFq 

 

Marc Stein ‏@ESPNSteinLine  5m

My man @HowardBeck reports that Derek Fisher has formally agreed to accept Knicks' coaching job

 

Fisher's staff is very likely to include Kurt Rambis. Others in mix: Rick Fox, Luke Walton, Bill Cartwright.

Grats to D-Fish! 


Edited by Lakersfan1211, June 09, 2014 - 01:44 PM.


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Posted June 09, 2014 - 12:53 PM

Congrats Fish!!!! you deserved it 


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Posted June 09, 2014 - 01:00 PM

Knicks bench gonna be loads of former Lakers on the coaching side. lol.



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Posted June 09, 2014 - 01:01 PM

He will be the first coach in the NBA to wear a head set and the OC will be the zen master himself up in the booth.


MDA is an offensive genius. I hope he sticks to his guns and keeps doing what he does best: Run and Gun. That's the only way to coach.


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Posted June 09, 2014 - 01:02 PM

Glad we didn't get him, but wish him the best in NY. lol


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Posted June 09, 2014 - 01:03 PM

knicks is the new lakers



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Posted June 09, 2014 - 01:04 PM

Triangle!

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Posted June 09, 2014 - 01:04 PM

But does this mean he will retire as a player lol.



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Posted June 09, 2014 - 01:09 PM

Congrats to him. I'd think he'd do a better job than Jason Kidd who has done a good one so far (IMO).



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Posted June 09, 2014 - 01:17 PM

Congrats to Fish!!!!



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Posted June 09, 2014 - 01:28 PM

Its funny how the two New York teams both have first time head coaches with zero experienced with any type of coaching. 


MDA is an offensive genius. I hope he sticks to his guns and keeps doing what he does best: Run and Gun. That's the only way to coach.


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Posted June 09, 2014 - 01:35 PM

We always knew fisher would become a head coach under Phil Jackson

Of course. We all hoped it would be for the lakers

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Posted June 09, 2014 - 01:49 PM

I have a feeling Fisher will be a great coach if given time for experience.

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Posted June 09, 2014 - 01:51 PM

Its funny how the two New York teams both have first time head coaches with zero experienced with any type of coaching. 

 

Yea I'm wondering what is so popular about hiring a player straight out of retirement to coach.


Edited by MrRJ, June 09, 2014 - 02:03 PM.


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Posted June 09, 2014 - 01:55 PM

Maybe the potential and thats it
Imposible is nothing.

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Posted June 09, 2014 - 02:00 PM

Cant say negative about this hire becoz first of all its dfish and a great guy to have. Although he doesnt have the experience as a coach, i think it all comes down to responding to him as a coach. He's a very good leader and motivator so that counts as a possitive for him. Great hire for the knicks but the lakers need someone with experience to lead our team.

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Posted June 09, 2014 - 02:01 PM

Too much money and too many years...but good luck to ya.

 

Remember how upset Fish was when Blake got a bigger laker contract than he did? And Fish was starting!


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Posted June 09, 2014 - 02:11 PM

Really mixed feelings here

Love fisher. Laker legend. And it's weird to have these happen now. Fisher wasn't announcing this was his last season or anything. And then boom. Gone. Head coach now, while a couple weeks ago he was playing 30+ mins in a confrence finals

I thought he would play another year, but, I think he took the money... He wasn't going to get 5$ mil a year anywhere for being a player


Now the sad part
Seeing Phil Jackson go to the Knicks, and now fisher, I'm sure some other lakers connected people will fill out the assistant ranks

And you seen who the lakers are talking to?
I'm sure this is how Chicago fans must have felt when they saw what happened in LA when the lakers 3-peated

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Posted June 09, 2014 - 02:35 PM

good for him, glad he got an opportunity. 

 

i think he'll be great in the long run, and i'm sure phil will be pulling most of the string for the first few years, but either way, happy for him


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Posted June 09, 2014 - 03:06 PM

Fisher is gonna have a real tough time there. 






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