Derek Fisher a candidate to join Knicks front office

Sam Spiegelman

They say point guards turn out to the best NBA coaches. How do they translate to front office jobs?

According to USA TODAY Sports, Derek Fisher is another former Lakers great that could join the New York Knicks front office. Phil Jackson will spend the rest of the season and the offseason piecing together a staff, and one name to keep an eye on is his former point guard.

“Eventually, he’ll (Phil Jackson) bring in some of his own people,” NBA reporter Sam Amick said. “One name you should not be surprised to hear eventually is Derek Fisher. He won five championships with Phil with the Lakers. He has a lot of respect from the Zen Master. Phil referred to Derek as a natural leader with exceptional emotional intelligence and finely tuned management skills. Derek has already announced his retirement at the end of this season. We shall see if these two guys get back together.”

When Jackson was first rumored to be accepting a role within the Knicks organization, Fisher told the Los Angeles Times he could see his former coach on the sidelines again.

Fisher played nine seasons under Jackson with seven NBA Finals appearances. The two have remained in contact through texts since Jackson retired from the Lakers.




20 comments
hosket
hosket

Houston can continue his grooming in White Plains...next season.. His handiwork will be easier to monitor.  Remember he was the GM of the Erie Bayhawks.   Think he should keep his head low......and be on deck as the next savior.   Should always have a savior ready to go.....

hashburry
hashburry

Lakers great?  How about we reserve that phrase for Jabaar, Magic, Kobe, Shaq, Worthy…

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

Fish was voted out because he wanted the NBPA to be investigated for dabbling with the finances. He was trying to bring light to corruption.


This was taken from an article written at the time  the voting took place:  Fisher said Friday in a statement. "Their demand for my resignation and their need to protect the NBPA management and their own best interests instead of protecting the players we were elected to serve is unfortunate."

So Fish is more than qualified to take on a front office position.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

You always want people with a winning mentality and modern day understanding of the game in your FO.

Rings accepted.

buddhabing
buddhabing

Going to be interesting to see what happens to Allen Houston, Warkenstein (sp?) and even Steve Mills when Jackson gets firmly entrenched in the role of president and starts bringing in his own people. Will Dolan keep these guys on payroll out of loyalty? Will Jackson find any use for them? We shall see.

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

this article is confusing, on one hand it says Fisher will be in the front office, and then there's someone says they could see him on the sideline. is he being brought in as a coach or front office person. either way i think Fisher is a leader and would be an asset to this organization, and if he wants play he'd still be the best pg on the team.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@SheSaidSpikeWho  I wish. Except Pau has vertigo which can't be a good thing. BTW your handle is probably the coolest one on here. What's the origin of it?

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@hashburry  If if weren't for Fish's 3's and D and leadership would there be so many Laker chips?

Lee Lewin
Lee Lewin

@buddhabing  steve mills will not be a victim of Jackson being here. All others in the org is a def possibility including Houston. 

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@Biggie  You should read before posting a criticism. You have zero credibility here.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Seth Nadler  The alternatives, according to some outlets is that he could either be an assistant or a member of the FO.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@firebaldy  That vertigo is no joke. My mom gets that except she's almost twice Pau's age lol. 


Thanks, btw :-). I had this log-in since the old days of David Lee, etc. Whenever the Knicks were on National TV, the announcers would always introduce Spike Lee as the "biggest Knicks fan in the world". I love Spike but we're talking about the Knicks...there are tons of insane die-hards. Just look at this blog (myself included) lol. Therefore, She Said Spike Who? Lol

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@SheSaidSpikeWho @firebaldy  Cool. Thanks. :) Best wishes to your Mom.