Los Angeles Sparks Hire Derek Fisher As Head Coach
Los Angeles Sparks Hire Derek Fisher As Head Coach
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09 December, 2018, 00:13
Fisher, 44, spent 18 years as an National Basketball Association player for the Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks. Aside from having a solid 18-year National Basketball Association career, Fisher has professional coaching experience from his tenure as Knicks head coach back in 2014. He was hired in 2014, but was sacked less than two seasons into a five-year deal.
Fisher is the 12th head coach in Sparks history, which includes Michael Cooper, another ex-Lakers championship role player.
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He fills the void created when Brian Agler, who reigned in November after four seasons, including leading Los Angeles to the WNBA championship in 2016. He was 40-96 in a year-and-a-half as head coach.
He also won five NBA Championship, all with the Lakers. He spent time with the Lakers (13 seasons), Thunder (three seasons), Warriors (two seasons), Jazz (one season) and Mavericks (one season).
An introductory news conference is set for noon Friday during which Fisher, All-Star center Candace Parker, Penny Toler, executive vice president and general manager, and Eric Holoman, managing director and governor who is a member of the Sparks ownership group, will participate. "Derek is a champion and proven leader on and off the court. Derek has been a strong supporter of women's basketball for quite some time, so it's nice to officially welcome him".
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