Derek Fisher To Become Head Coach Of LA Sparks

Ruben Hill
December 6, 2018

A general shot of a Spaulding basket ball on the court during the game between the New York Knicks and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Fisher, a five-time National Basketball Association champion player and former head coach of the New York Knicks, will be introduced at a news conference on Friday in Los Angeles.

On Wednesday, Fisher was hired as head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks, one of the WNBA's most successful franchises but one far removed. Fisher was let go midway through the 2015-16 season after managing just a 40-96 overall record. Their plan to take over the National Basketball Association even included Fisher's former teammate in Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant.

Fisher is the 12th head coach in Sparks history, which includes Michael Cooper, another ex-Lakers championship role player. News conference is set for Friday.

Fisher replaces Brian Agler, who resigned last month after four seasons at the helm. Agler led Los Angeles to back-to-back WNBA Finals appearances, including winning the 2016 WNBA title.

Fisher helped the Lakers win five National Basketball Association titles during his 18-season playing career and served as president of the players' union.

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