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Fisher has not given Knicks job any thought

Derek 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).

Harris Decker

Let’s make one thing crystal clear. As a fan of the NBA, this is exactly what I’d want Derek Fisher to say. He’s an NBA pro with years and years of experience and while he might want to coach one day, his team, the Oklahoma City Thunder are just four wins away from the NBA Finals. Fisher should be focused on playing the Spurs.

That’s the NBA fan in me. The Knicks fan in me is screaming something totally different. With Steve Kerr off the board, the Knicks need to fill their vacancy at coach grows stronger each and every day. Phil Jackson can’t legitimately start to rebuild the Knicks without a coach and it seems as though Fisher’s name has become the focus of that search.

I expect Fisher to continue to focus on the series against the Spurs and if the Thunder are able to reach the NBA Finals the Knicks will likely have to move on. The shorter the series, the better a chance that Fisher interviews with the Knicks and is one step closer to being the teams next head coach.




236 comments
James Smith
James Smith

Why not? They are a bad team with no draft picks and no cap space...no lose situation...

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

Crazy how the Spurs Core 3 been together for 10+ years and still doing damage, goes to show sometimes its no need to make trades just to nurture pieces and acquire what's needed. 

Spurs maintained their roster for years and always had winning seasons, yet always slept on 

OKC don't have enough weapons to outlast SA

Alex Fitch
Alex Fitch

Coach....he can still play Let him run the point guard for ny

Luis  Duron
Luis Duron

All I care about right now is the rangers

Andrew Oci
Andrew Oci

All the people that said no are idiots

John Pape
John Pape

Mark Jackson with Ewing as his assistant

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

GM Daryl Morey is tweeting funny answers from draftee interviews he's conducted before...funny stuff:

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Did you have any issues with your coach? "Coach and I did not see eye to eye." On what? "Playing time." What else? "He was shorter."

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Do you lead by example or verbally? "I lead verbally, not by example."

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Can you pass a drug test? "Today?!?"

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rgm891
rgm891

Spurs Pacers NBA Finals. Just doesn't sound right haha. Make it happen with a spurs sweep.

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

I suddenly had Rick Brunson flashbacks when they flashed to Andre Roberson on the OKC bench...

rgm891
rgm891

OKC is relying way to much on KD and westbrook to score. Terrible 3 point shots being taken.

melo7
melo7

Spurs movement on offense is stupid good wow

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

Kawhi is 22...how good will this guy get?  Pippen upside?

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

Dolan should have threw that $60 million at Pop.

brookdon
brookdon

Durant didn't even get back on D there.

Sometimes I really think he hates westbrook.

melo7
melo7

I know their on different networks but imagine mark Jackson and Steve Kerr doing a game together lol

rgm891
rgm891

Knicks not pursuing Brian shaw. I wonder what's plan b after dfish

rgm891
rgm891

Diaw is playing better with one eye. Way to strong

brookdon
brookdon

With Pop we might be in the ECF right now. Boris Diaw is looking like and allstar right now. My goodness.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

The Spurs are the closest thing to the Championship Knicks you will likely ever see.

zebeto
zebeto

@KnickelusKnickleby akamarb is right when okc has two of the best players in the series ............but Spurs literally have 8 consistant contributors every night ..... 8 really good players over 2 Great players everytime . ...its a team game at the end of the night .

lobcity1
lobcity1

Yea no more draft picks please.

RivDim
RivDim

@Armand Shhhhh! You're messing with the precious narrative. Some may even considered your comment to be a flaggable offense.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@xmen_nyk  Brooks already peaked in OKC.

Durant and Westbrook need a savvier coach that can help them develop an even better dynamic. Brooks is decent enough, but OKC, talent-wise, is already at another level. They need a coach that properly manage such talent and make the most of it.

rgm891
rgm891

He wants dfish to become the knicks coach faster.

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

@illmatix  

why the hell couldn't he have done this for just TWO games in last year's finals...that's all it would have taken

brookdon
brookdon

Naaaahhhh. Prime Tayshaun Prince?

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

@rgm891  

All the coaching candidates for next few weeks are nothing but smokescreens...Phil will continue to prop up the market value of all his interviewees until all other open NBA coaching positions are filled and only THEN will he reveal the coach he wanted all along....

rgm891
rgm891

Boy george has to put on his big boy pants to make the pacers advance. That was for u X haha

rgm891
rgm891

Apparently no one haha. But you're right man

brookdon
brookdon

Mark and Clyde would be fun with their individual sayings lol

melo7
melo7

@knicks_fanatic yeah just a tad awkward though

rgm891
rgm891

I'm sold on that idea. Sounds so Zen like. Brillant plan.

zebeto
zebeto

@akamarb ..you realize that if it wasnt for that magical Ray Allen tipout ,and 3 ......Spurs would've beaten the heat in 6 right ??

zebeto
zebeto

@akamarb Ray Allen , Mike miller , Shane battier and Bosh .....we without a doubt the UNSONG heros for the heat championships .
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...Heat have a good disciplined squad that KNEW THEIR ROLE and do it well .

zebeto
zebeto

@akamarb yea man , but that serge ibaka loss was tremendous .......add to it spurs adding bellineli and leonard evolving , even patty mills is playing really good ......... really no chance for okc .........i give okc 1 game cause im pretty sure KD or Westbrook will have atleast one monster game in oklahoma .

zebeto
zebeto

@akamarb ...spurs are just too good and diversified for okc ..serge ibaka was a huge hit too .

rgm891
rgm891

LMAOOO. that sounds about right

rgm891
rgm891

I loved the way David west and Hibbert played off each other yesterday. They were man handling the paint. If they work off eachother the pacers have an excellent shot to pull the upset. Keep rebounding pounding on the post and utilize cuts to the paint.