HoopsHype Derek Fisher rumors

June 10, 2014 Updates

“Derek can be a great coach because he’s always been a ‘glue guy,’ ”' Reggie Miller told me the other day. “He’s had that influence in every locker room he’s ever been in. He’s seen everything there is to see in basketball and he’s been a champion. And he’s been under Phil Jackson’s tutelage.” New York Daily News

June 9, 2014 Updates

It is immediately unclear whether the fifth year is guaranteed or includes a team option. Fisher’s deal matches the five-year, $25 million agreement Kerr reached with Golden State, but is less of a commitment than what New York initially offered Kerr to become its coach. Yahoo! Sports

All share longtime coaching or playing experience with Jackson, and Fisher plans to run Jackson's famed triangle offense with the Knicks. The Knicks' support system, centered on Jackson's mentorship role, is one of the most attractive features of the job to Fisher. Fisher played parts of 13 seasons with the Lakers, winning five championships under Jackson. Yahoo! Sports

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