Durant says Fisher will be a great coach

When asked if Derek Fisher would make a good coach, MVP Kevin Durant said, “Without a doubt. He’s a smart guy, smart mind. He’s a great motivator, great speaker and can really relate to a lot of guys and demands that respect from everybody. He’s a great locker-room guy. I’m sure he’ll do a great job.” (Berman, May 20)

Fisher has “not given any thought” to the rumors linking him to the Knicks head coach vacancy (Amick, May 19).

“I’ve kept all my options open for years for that reason. I’ve been asked for more than a decade what I’m doing next,” Fisher said. “You go through your process at the appropriate time, and then you decide from there.”

Fisher, who is still playing with the Oklahoma City Thunder, could opt to move into an organization’s front office, as opposed to a coaching position (TKB, March 25).

He said he will not speak to Phil Jackson until after the season is over (Isola, May 19).




7 comments
rgm891
rgm891

What you guys believe all these teams are waiting for to hire new head coaches?

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

Derek Fisher is making $884K as a player. Kerr got a "lowball" offer of $13.2 million for 3 years to coach the Knicks. Fisher is going to make more money next year.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@rgm891  

T-Wolves are trying to figure out what coach has the best chance of keeping Love in the fold.

Cleveland is a poor destination. Gilbert is a meddling owner. They just hired a new GM, so it may take some time.

The Lakers and Knicks are probably going to play the Derek Fisher sweepstakes.

rgm891
rgm891

@Knicks_Fanatic  Lmao yeah this is definitely the reasoning.  Seems like a Steve Kerr situation all over again.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@rgm891 @Knicks_Fanatic 

The market has already been set. Kerr was offered 4 years at $4.4 million, total $17.6 million.Fisher knows it. His agent knows it. The Lakers know it. Fisher will probably decide where he wants to coach. LA is home. Phil is his former coach.