Los Angeles Sparks Hire Derek Fisher as Head Coach

Former Knicks coach Derek Fisher has been hired by the Los Angeles Sparks as head coach

Derek Fisher will have a second chance at coaching, but this time it will be with the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

"I'm excited to be the new head coach of the LA Sparks", Derek Fisher said. He went 17-65 in his first year as head coach of the Knicks and was sacked the following season after the team's 23-31 record.

Fisher was a member of five National Basketball Association championship teams with the Lakers during an 18-season National Basketball Association playing career that also included stints with four other teams. Last year, the Sparks reached the second round of the WNBA playoffs before being eliminated by the Washington Mystics.

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Fisher, 44, helped the Los Angeles Lakers win five National Basketball Association titles during his 18-season playing career and served as president of the players' union.

"Derek is a champion and proven leader on and off the court", Toler said in a statement. "With his wealth of experience as a former player and head coach, I can't think of a better steward for our basketball team moving forward". He is the winningest coach in WNBA history.

He fills the void created when Brian Agler, who reigned in November after four seasons, including leading Los Angeles to the WNBA championship in 2016.

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