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Fisher’s Hiring Ushers in New for Knicks

By Ben Horney, Contributing Writer (NYSportscene.com) Will Derek Fisher be the NBA’s next great coach? Phil Jackson and the Knicks certainly think he has the potential, as they introduced Fisher on Tuesday morning after reportedly giving the recent retiree a five year contract worth $25 million. It’s far too early to know the answer to that question though, so to ... Read More »

Knicks introduce Fisher as head coach

Greenburgh, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Derek Fisher was introduced as the new head coach of the New York Knicks on Tuesday. Fisher, who just completed his 18th NBA season as a player, replaces Mike Woodson, who was fired shortly after the conclusion of the 2013-14 regular season. The 39-year-old Fisher played 10 seasons under Knicks president Phil Jackson when the latter ... Read More »

Derek Fisher reportedly going to be next Knicks Coach

(SportsNetwork.com) – It appears that Phil Jackson finally got his man. According to multiple reports, Derek Fisher has verbally agreed to become the next head coach of the New York Knicks, with an official announcement of the hiring set to take place at a press conference scheduled for Tuesday. Yahoo! Sports reported Monday that Fisher, who just completed his 18th ... Read More »

Phil Jackson fined $25K for tampering

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – New York Knicks president Phil Jackson was handed a $25,000 fine by the NBA Monday for a tampering violation. During a press conference last week, Jackson publicly expressed interest in veteran Oklahoma City guard Derek Fisher as a candidate to fill the Knicks’ vacant coaching position left by Mike Woodson, who was fired in April. ... Read More »

Nets’ Williams has surgery on both ankles

Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams had successful surgery on both of his ankles Tuesday and is expected to make a full recovery in time for training camp. Williams had arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle to remove spurs from the front and back of the ankle and to clean out the ankle joint. The surgery ... Read More »

Steve Kerr takes Warriors job, burns Phil Jackson, Knicks

By Jared Mintz, Contributing Writer Was Steve Kerr even a candidate for a head coaching job before Phil Jackson took over as President of the New York Knicks back in March? No, really? I remember when the rumors surfaced that Jackson was considering taking over the Knicks, and attached to that rumor was an even more confusing one that Jackson was interested in bringing in the ... Read More »