NBA News: Phil Jackson Talks To Derek Fisher About Knicks Coaching Job
[new_royalslider id=”244″]

Now that his season and likely his career is officially over, Derek Fisher can begin looking at other opportunities.

— Think You Know Everything About The 2000’s Lakers? Take The Ultimate Fan Quiz! —

He has been linked to both the Lakers and New York Knicks’ head coach positions and Phil Jackson even got fined for talking about Fisher as a possibility while Fisher was still an active player. But Jackson and Fisher have officially met about the Knicks position according to Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski:

Fisher has yet to officially retire from the NBA, but he is expected to talk to his family this weekend and come to a final decision. Most believe Fisher has played his last NBA game.

If Fisher does retire, he is expected to then engage in more serious talks with the Knicks about becoming their next head coach. While Fisher is also a target of the Lakers, he is believed to be more of a secondary target as the Lakers prefer someone with more head coaching experience.

The Lakers have already interviewed a number of potential candidates including Byron Scott, Mike Dunleavy, and Lionel Hollins. The Knicks, on the other hand, had originally zeroed in on Steve Kerr as their next head coach, but Kerr ultimately decided to take the Golden State Warriors position.

Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear!

The Lakers were also expected to speak with Fisher this week, and there has been no word on whether those talks took place or if the Lakers will formally interview Fisher.
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak Q & A: Kobe Bryant, NBA Draft, Coaching Search


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

You May Also Like

NBA Rumors: Owners Increasingly Believe Best-Case Scenario Is Mid-To-Late June Return

Since the 2019-20 NBA season was suspended on March 11, commissioner Adam Silver and company are navigating…

Adam Silver Says League Will ‘Continue To Look At’ Ways To Change NBA Playoff Format

As the world gets smaller due to how much easier travel is getting, it appears that an NBA playoff format that divides…

Commissioner Adam Silver Confident NBA Will ‘Work Through’ Concerns Of Players Questioning Return

Ever since the 2019-20 NBA season was shut down in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic back…

2017 NBA All-Star Game Highlights

The first NBA All-Star Game in the post-Kobe Bryant era took place in New Orleans on Sunday at the Smoothie King Center with some of the league’s best and brightest going head-to-head in a game filled with highlights and jaw-dropping plays…