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.
“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.”
Storyline: Barnes-Fisher Incident
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.