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Jackson maintained a healthy distance from the various personnel men he worked with during his two stints with the Lakers, which is why there are no L.A. execs of recent vintage who strike you as an instant nominee. Ex-Lakers official and current Suns scout Ronnie Lester has been mentioned, but Lester and Jackson don't have anything resembling the sort of bond that the Zen Master has with the likes of Kurt Rambis, Scottie Pippen, Ron Harper and the still-active Derek Fisher. The reality, though, is that those four Phil disciples don't possess the sort of experience and/or proven front-office versatility that Jackson could surely use to lean on. ESPN.com

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Derek Fisher on Wednesday denied rumors that he’s been targeted as a potential replacement for New York coach Mike Woodson. “I congratulated (Knicks president Phil Jackson) and we’ve spoken,” Fisher said. “But he hasn’t said anything to me about it, and I haven’t said anything to him about it. And so the reports that I have been reported to about, I’ve found them pretty funny myself because it’s not something that’s happened directly between the people that are being mentioned.” Oklahoman

“That is not in my radar or in my scope or anything that I’ve thought about, even coaching in general,” Fisher said. “I think I’ve been pretty consistent with not really having that decided in terms of what’s next, absolutely. I’m so committed to being a player that it’s even hard to see myself doing some other things in particular, coaching or something that puts me on the other side of the sideline so quickly. I have a lot of respect for the profession. I think there are a lot of great coaches and great men out there, and great women, that do a phenomenal job. But for me it’s just, I picked that number on my jersey for a reason. And until that’s concluded, I haven’t spent a lot of time in terms of what my definite pursuit’s going to be after that.” Oklahoman

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If indeed TNT analyst and former NBA guard Steve Kerr, who played for three of Jackson's championship Bulls teams, wants to coach, he is the front-runner, a person familiar with the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. But one other name to consider, if Kerr doesn't end up as coach: Derek Fisher, who could end up with the Knicks either as a coach or front-office executive. USA Today Sports

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What is the Knicks front office going to look like going forward? One name you shouldn't be surprised to hear eventually: Derek Fisher. USA Today Sports

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Durant has an uncanny ability to instill confidence in this wet-behind-the-ears group that surrounds him, and it's a testament to his quiet work as the leader of this group that so many of the younger talents have come along so quickly. "I don't have a supporting cast," said Durant, who was also aided by Serge Ibaka's 22 points and eight rebounds as well as Derek Fisher's 15 points (five of five from three-point range). "We're all together. We're all in lead roles, I guess. I don't have a supporting cast. We're all the same." USA Today Sports

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Late in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 111-105 Wednesday win over the San Antonio Spurs, play was stopped for an extended period of time while officials reviewed video on a jump ball that featured some players getting tangled up. It was one of the most pointless video reviews you’ll ever see, but the mass of flying bodies did include this magical moment from Derek Fisher and a referee: For The Win

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