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Former Knicks coach Fisher hired by WNBA's LA Sparks

09 December, 2018, 00:17 | Author: Candice Daniels
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That being said, Fisher's a midseason firing after compiling a 40-96 record in one-plus seasons marred his tenure in NY.

Derek Fisher has a new coaching gig, and this time he'll be in a familiar setting.

The Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA have hired Derek Fisher as head coach, sources told ESPN.

The Los Angeles Sparks have named five-time National Basketball Association champion and former New York Knicks boss Derek Fisher as their new head coach.

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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.

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".

Fisher, who inherits a team that features two-time WNBA Most Valuable Player Candace Parker, will be introduced as the Sparks' new bench boss at a press conference Friday in Los Angeles.

OFFICIAL: Brian Agler has resigned as Los Angeles Sparks head coach. Alger also led the Seattle Storm to the 2010 WNBA title, making him the only coach in league history to win championships with two different franchises.

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