HoopsHype Derek Fisher rumors

June 10, 2014 Updates

Indeed, Anthony’s ability to opt out of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent continues to hover over all things Knicks, including the first-time coach’s introductory news conference Tuesday. “We want Carmelo to be here,” Fisher said at the Knicks’ practice facility in New York. “Obviously, he has a choice. We’ll do everything we can to keep him.” Chicago Tribune

“I can speak from experience that as a player, free agency is something that you want to experience,” Fisher said. “You enjoy the process. But ultimately, you make a choice that you think is best for you and your family. We obviously firmly believe that here is that place for Carmelo. And we’re going to do our best not to convince him or change his mind from maybe a decision that he’s already made but give him some confidence that with the personalities involved and our commitment to working hard to achieve success, that this is place where he can have what he wants. He wants to be on a great team and around great people that want to achieve greatness. He’s great. And he deserves that. And so that’s what we want to work to create with him. And hopefully we can do it.” Chicago Tribune

“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

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