Derek Fisher hired to coach WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks

Silvia Morton
December 9, 2018

He famously took the job as head coach of the New York Knicks immediately after his retirement.

Some 35 months since coaching his last National Basketball Association game Fisher has resurfaced in Los Angeles now hoping to revitalize a coaching career that went from promising to punchline in a NY minute.

Five-time National Basketball Association champion and former head coach of the New York Knicks, Derek Fisher, has found a new head coaching position with the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks. Fisher replaces Brian Agler. He led the team to a WNBA title in 2016, becoming the only head coach in the league's history to win with two different franchises. He also won the 2010 championship with the Seattle Storm.

The 44-year-old Little Rock, Arkansas native last coached in 2016 with the Knocks.

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But that was back in 2016, and it's been almost three years since Fisher has gotten the chance to coach.

He went 17-65 in his first full season as head coach. He averaged 8.3 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game. He was part of the Los Angeles Lakers from 2007 through 2012.

Fisher, a five-time National Basketball Association champion, played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association.

Fisher began his coaching career in 2014, immediately after the end of his playing career.

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