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Reports: Derek Fisher Agrees To Become Next Head Coach Of Knicks

The Knicks appear to have a new head coach. Yeah, we know you’ve heard that one before. But Knicks President Phil Jackson looks like he got his guy this time around.


Former NBA player Rick Fox, left, and Hollywood director Spike Lee attend the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night during the NBA All-Star Weekend 2014 at The Smoothie King Center on Feb. 15, 2014 in New Orleans. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Rick Fox: I’m Also A Candidate For Knicks Head Coach

He’s probably Plan E or F, but Rick Fox says he is indeed on Phil Jackson’s radar.


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Phil Jackson Fined $25,000 For Tampering With Derek Fisher

Jackson told reporters last week that Fisher is “on my list of guys that could be very good candidates” to coach the Knicks next season.


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Patrick Ewing On Knicks’ Job: ‘If I Get A Call, I’m Ready’

“I’d love to go back to New York,” Ewing said Sunday on CBS Sports Radio. “I’m not sure what is going to happen in terms of who they’re going to have fill that void. But if I get a call, I’m ready.”


Derek Fisher (Photo by Richard Rowe/NBAE via Getty Images)

Derek Fisher, Knicks Coaching Candidate, Wants A Couple Of Days To Plot Next Move

If Derek Fisher was being true to his word after the Oklahoma City Thunder’s season-ending loss Saturday night, he began contemplating the next move in his career Sunday.


Phil Jackson is introduced as the new president of basketball operations for the New York Knicks on March 18, 2014 at MSG. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: What? Phil Worry? No Chance; Days Of Knicks’ Panic Are Over

Phil Jackson is either in over his head or in complete control as general manager of the Knicks. Which is it? Knowing the man, most likely the latter.


David Joerger of the Memphis Grizzlies looks on during Game 7 against the Oklahoma City Thunder on May 3, 2014 in Oklahoma City.  (Photo by Richard Rowe/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Jackson Should Prioritize Defense, Not Triangle In Knicks Coaching Search

The reason the Knicks have been one of the least successful franchises in the NBA over the past 13 years is because they have ignored defense. That needs to stop immediately.


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Report: Nuggets Coach Brian Shaw Ahead Of Fisher On Knicks’ List

Derek Fisher is Phil Jackson’s Plan B, right? Maybe not. Now it looks like Brian Shaw is atop the backup list, even though he’s said he’s happy in Denver.


Serge Ibaka (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk’s NBA Notes: Thunder Can’t Win Without Ibaka’s Offense

Even with Serge Ibaka on the floor, the Thunder would be hard-pressed to beat a well-oiled machine like San Antonio.


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Durant: Derek Fisher Would Be A Great Hire For The Knicks

“He’s a smart guy, smart mind,” Durant said. “He’s a great motivator, great speaker and can really relate to a lot of guys and demands that respect from everybody. He’s a great locker-room guy. I’m sure he’ll do a great job.”


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Boomer & Carton: Knicks’ Coaching Search Goes On And On

Derek Fisher’s basketball resume is a pretty good one, so good in fact that the aforementioned Jackson has reportedly expressed interest in perhaps hiring him to be the Knicks’ next head coach.


Former Golden State coach Mark Jackson addresses the media before facing the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinals at Staples Center on April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Phil Jackson ‘Open’ To Talking To Mark Jackson About Knicks Job

Knicks President Phil Jackson, who whiffed in his pursuit of Steve Kerr, is “open” to talking to Mark Jackson about the organization’s head-coaching vacancy, according to a report.


Derek Fisher (Photo by Richard Rowe/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Knicks Shake Off Kerr Snub, Set Their Sights On Derek Fisher

Derek Fisher is still playing basketball. But if the Knicks have their way he’ll be coaching them very soon.


Steve Kerr (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks’ Coaching Search — Steve Kerr Is Best Choice Of Weak Crop

Calling games for TNT, he certainly knows the game and the players in it, and seems very intelligent and measured in his opinions.


Derek Fisher and Billy Hunter (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

NBA Union Leader Billy Hunter Placed On Indefinite Leave

Billy Hunter is being placed on an indefinite leave as executive director of the NBA players association, following a report that was critical of his leadership and urged players to consider his future with the organization.