Gone Fishing: The New York Knicks Have Fired Former Head Coach Derek Fisher

February 8, 2016 0

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Wow, what a crazy turn in Gotham City today. After starting the season (23-31), the New York Knicks have fired now former head coach Derek Fisher. With Fisher gone, former Lakers player/coach Kurt Rambis was serve as the Knicks interim coach.

via the New York Knicks,

New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that Derek Fisher has been relieved of his coaching duties. Associate Head Coach Kurt Rambis has been named the interim head coach.

Fisher, who was originally hired on Jun. 10, 2014, finishes his Knicks coaching career with an overall record of 40-96 (.294).

Rambis becomes the 27th head coach in franchise history. Originally hired as the team’s associate head coach on Jul. 7, 2014, the 18-year NBA coaching veteran starts his second-stint as a head coach, after leading the Minnesota Timberwolves for two seasons from 2009-10 through 2010-11 (56-145). The Terre Haute, IN native was a member of eight NBA Championship teams, all as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers (four as a player and four as a coach or executive). Rambis becomes the fifth former Knicks draft pick to coach the team (third round, 58th overall in the 1980 NBA Draft).

Stay tuned as more details are to come.

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