Derek Fisher Named New Knicks Head Coach

NY Knicks Coach Derek Fisher and NY Knicks President Phil Jackson
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Phil Jackson is bringing in the hired guns in his new role as President of the New York Knicks. After giving the entire coaching staff upon becoming president, Phil Jackson has made his pick for head coach. 18 year NBA veteran and 5 time NBA championship winning, Derek Fisher is the chosen one.

Fisher and Jackson have a history together and for many years had a player/coach relationship respectively.

In the press conference announcement, Fisher expressed his desire to see the Knicks play to their potential.

“Every experience that I’ve ever had in the sport of basketball all leads to this moment. “The good things, the bad things, the successes, the failures, the triumphs, the championships, the early playoff exits—they all matter, and they all provide an experience for me that I look forward to sharing with our players and helping us reestablish the championship culture that exists in the DNA of this organization and this city.”

Check out more of his speech below:

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Urbanites, do you think Derek Fisher is the best man for the Knicks head coach position? Will all these staffing changes help or hurt the Knicks next season? Do the Knicks have championship DNA or loser genes? Share your thoughts  in the comments section below.