NBA News: Knicks Fire Head Coach Derek Fisher
Nba News: Knicks Fire Head Coach Derek Fisher

With NBA All-Star break quickly approaching, the New York Knicks have decided to fire their head coach and former Los Angeles Lakers guard, Derek Fisher. After competing for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, the Knicks have lost nine of their last 10 games.

With the change, associate head coach Kurt Rambis has been named the interim head coach. At this point of the season, five head coaches have been relieved of their duties which includes Kevin McHale (Houston Rockets), Lionel Hollins (Brooklyn Nets), David Blatt (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Jeff Hornaceck (Phoenix Suns).

Here is the press release via New York Knicks:

NEW YORK, February 8, 2016New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that Derek Fisher has been relieved of his coaching duties. Associate Head Coach Kurt Rambis has been named the interim head coach.

Fisher, who was originally hired on Jun. 10, 2014, finishes his Knicks coaching career with an overall record of 40-96 (.294).

Rambis becomes the 27th head coach in franchise history. Originally hired as the team’s associate head coach on Jul. 7, 2014, the 18-year NBA coaching veteran starts his second-stint as a head coach, after leading the Minnesota Timberwolves for two seasons from 2009-10 through 2010-11 (56-145). The Terre Haute, IN native was a member of eight NBA Championship teams, all as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers (four as a player and four as a coach or executive). Rambis becomes the fifth former Knicks draft pick to coach the team (third round, 58th overall in the 1980 NBA Draft).

You May Also Like

NBA News (Correction): Lamar Odom Trade Not Yet Completed

With plenty of speculation that Lamar Odom would return to Los Angeles…

Pelicans Respond To Anthony Davis’ Trade Request, Ask NBA To ‘Strictly Enforce’ Tampering Rules

All eyes are officially on the New Orleans Pelicans as star Anthony Davis has informed the team that he won’t re-sign with them and wants to be traded…

NBA News: Kyle Lowry Agrees To Four Year Contract With Toronto Raptors

[new_royalslider id=”194″] One of free agency’s biggest targets, point guard Kyle Lowry,…

NBA News: Pacers Officially Sign Center Andrew Bynum

After three weeks of waiting around for the right opportunity, former Los…