The New York Knicks hired Derek Fisher as their new coach on Tuesday, with Phil Jackson turning to one of his trustiest former players.
Will Derek Fisher be the next great Knicks coach? I have no idea. No one does. But he’s the guy Phil Jackson thinks can lead this team. That’s all the matters.
So the Knicks actually think the Jason Kidd nouveau-coach experiment worked in Brooklyn this past season?
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.
He’s probably Plan E or F, but Rick Fox says he is indeed on Phil Jackson’s radar.
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.
“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.”
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 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.
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.
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.
Even with Serge Ibaka on the floor, the Thunder would be hard-pressed to beat a well-oiled machine like San Antonio.
“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.”
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.
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.