Friday, 14 Dec 2018

L.A. Sparks reportedly hired Derek Fisher as head coach

Nearly three years after being fired at mid-season by the New York Knicks after a season and a half of head coach, Derek Fisher has regained his place in the world of coaching. This time, the former Los Angeles Lakers star will join his former home base as head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks, according to ESPN. Adrian Wojnarowski.

A press conference featuring Fisher is scheduled for Friday, according to Wojnarowski.

Fisher will be the 12th head coach in the history of the Sparks. He replaces Brian Agler, who resigned last month.

"I just think sometimes it's just time," said Agler, especially last week. "It's probably what's best for everyone." I really enjoyed the four seasons that I spent there.The team is composed great players and people, strong and good property, very good front office, I can only say positive things. "

Agler led the Sparks to a WNBA Final in 2016.

Fisher's only pass as head coach ended midway through the 2015-16 season. The Knicks were 23 to 31 years old this season after a 17-65 campaign as a rookie coach.

Fisher, 44, has won five NBA titles in two stints and 13 seasons in total with the Lakers. Fisher also spent time with the Warriors, Mavericks, Jazz and Thunder.

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