Derek Fisher Becomes Head Coach Of The WNBA’s LA Sparks
Derek Fisher, who played in Los Angeles from 1996-2004 and from 2007-2012, is now returning to Los Angeles as a coach. It has been reported that Fisher has accepted the job as head coach for the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski originally broke the news. He tweeted:
The Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA have hired Derek Fisher as head coach, league sources tell ESPN News conference is set for Friday.
Fisher has also taken to social media to thank the league for the opportunity.
Hard to explain the gratitude but I am beyond thrilled to be named the 12th head coach in @la_sparks history! Ready to get to work! #GoSparks #Blessed #Thankful ??
Derek Fisher played in the NBA for 18 seasons. He has also served as president of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA). In 2014, Fisher was hired as head coach for the New York Knicks where he coached for 2 seasons.