Derek Fisher

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Knicks Relieve Fisher of Coaching Duties

***COURTESY NEW YORK KNICKS*** Kurt Rambis Named Interim Head Coach NEW YORK, February 8, 2016 – New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that Derek Fisher has been relieved of his coaching duties. Associate Head Coach Kurt Rambis has been named the interim head coach. Fisher, who was originally hired on Jun. 10, 2014, […]

Phil Jackson: It Was Time to Make a Change

Phil Jackson met with the media Monday after relieving Derek Fisher of his coaching duties earlier in the day. “It was time for us to make a change and turn this team around,” Jackson said. [MORE JACKSON: Could Phil Take Over as Coach?; What Rambis Brings to Knicks] The Knicks, 23-31, have dropped nine of […]

The Knicks Fix: Melo Not Thinking About Shutdown … Yet

The reality of the Knicks 5-31 record, and the rash of injuries that has limited the roster, promotes a change in philosophy for the season. And with Carmelo Anthony dealing with a sore knee that has caused him to miss three (and a half) of the last nine games, the question that comes up involves […]

The Knicks Fix: Starting From Zero

Derek Fisher gritted his teeth through his answer as the Knicks once again were unable to meet at the intersection of Focus and Physicality. “We talked ad nauseum about keeping this team out of the paint,” he said of the Pelicans, who racked up 54 points in the paint in Tuesday’s win over the Knicks. “I’m […]

The Knicks Fix: Knicks Must Learn the Value of Defense

At the start of training camp, the players gathered in a circle around center court for their first official meeting. The new coaching staff assembled around them on the surface of the perimeter. Their collective achievements were promoted thusly: Meet Joshua Longstaff, the least accomplished member of the staff. He’s only been part of a […]