Derek Fisher Rumors
Derek Fisher says Carmelo Anthony needs to be focused on family … not basketball … and promises he’ll reach out to his former player and help him cope with the separation from his superstar wife, La La. Derek coached Melo on the Knicks a few years back — and when we got him out in Calabasas with his GF, Gloria Govan, we had to ask if he’d he heard the news about Melo’s marriage.
He trusted former coach Derek Fisher and the individual instruction delivered to him, league sources said. Beyond Jackson’s anger with Fisher moving away from the triangle, there were disagreements about how to use Porzingis in the offense and about how to approach his skill development, league sources said.
Now that Shaq has a statue in front of STAPLES Center … it’s only a matter of time before Kobe Bryant gets his. But there’s one BIG question — what number will Mamba’s statue wear?! Kobe’s old teammate, Derek Fisher, has an easy solution … DOUBLE ‘EM UP! One statue for #8 and another for #24.
“Seeing [Fisher and Kidd] get those head coaching jobs,” Stackhouse says, “I was like, I know I’m — you hate to say better — but I know I’m damn as good as those guys when it comes to coaching. I’ve had more experience. … “I wouldn’t have been ready [to be a head coach] in 2012–13, but Jason Kidd came in and my mind was like, ‘I have more of a pulse of this team than he could ever have. They respect me.’ I look at all of the other relationships you have to have to make it work, and the people you need to know in organizations. … It’s hard to get that.”
But in a podcast released Tuesday with The Vertical, Fisher – who is looking for another job on an NBA bench or front office – was no longer pushing back at the idea that the Knicks changed their perception following the incident. “It’s possible and I can understand why just on appearance you would be viewed differently,” Fisher told The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. “Hindsight is always 20/20.”
Fisher said he flew from New York to L.A. on a Saturday to spend Sunday with his children during training camp of last season. On Saturday evening, however, he went to the home of his girlfriend – Gloria Govan, the ex-wife of Barnes – and was attacked by his former Lakers teammate. He then tried to catch a red-eye home on Sunday, but an issue with the private plane caused him to miss the preseason practice.