Derek Fisher will have a second chance in coaching, but this time with the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN . His first press conference will take place on Friday.
This will be Fisher's second coaching job since retiring from 2014. He took over the post as head coach of the New York Knicks immediately after his retirement. There he was in New York, where he reunited with his old coach Phil Jackson, but in various capacities.
As president of the Knicks' basketball operation, Jackson wanted to bring one of his own to lead his team into the future. Jackson pushed Fisher to make heavy use of the outdated Triangle offense. Of course, every team in today's game uses concepts of the triangle offense, but it can not survive because the main clauses that a team no longer executes exist. The game is far too different these days.
Fortunately, Derek Fisher will not pressure to run the triangle as Sparks head coach. Apart from that, Fisher shot a mid-season, having collected a record of 40: 96 in over 1
In addition, Fischer's tenure as Knicks head coach included a bizarre domestic spy who involved former teammate Matt Barnes and his colleagues alienated wife Gloria Govan.
It's a bit of a surprise that the Sparks bring a man with a checkered past and a brutal record to the winners as head coaches. Maybe Fisher's reputation in LA is still intact. But the step is still a head scratcher.