Derek Fisher Fired by Knicks, Matt Barnes (Sorta) Responds

Derek Fisher

Derek Fisher

Not so good news for Derek Fisher. He has been fired by the New York Knicks after a 23-31 start to his second season, according to ESPN. The site reports:

New York has lost nine of 10 games and five in a row. The Knicks went 17-65 in Fisher’s first season. Assistant Kurt Rambis will serve as interim coach. Fisher was hired by team president Phil Jackson to turn around the struggling New York franchise. They have a history together when Jackson coached the Lakers, and Fisher was a point guard on the team that won five championships. The Knicks haven’t won a title since the 1972-73 season. They sit 12th in the Eastern Conference this season. Fisher, who had no previous head coaching experience, took over for Mike Woodson, who went 109-79 in parts of three seasons in New York. Woodson won only one playoff series, however.

Last year, Fisher was involved in an altercation with NBA player Matt Barnes.

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We hear his termination has nothing to do with the incident.

Update #2:

Fisher has yet to comment. Barnes posted the Instagram photo below, with no caption. Many believe he’s throwing silent shade at Fisher.

A photo posted by matt_barnes9 (@matt_barnes9) on

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Authored by: Kellie Williams