Report: Derek Fisher interested in Lakers return as head coach
The Los Angeles Lakers are set to interview several candidates for their head coach vacancy, and former NBA point guard and New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher is interested, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.
The Lakers fired head coach Byron Scott after the worst season in franchise history that saw the team finish 17–35.
Fisher took the Knicks head coaching job with no experience and was fired after compiling a 40–96 record over nearly two full seasons. The Knicks replaced him with Kurt Rambis on an interim basis, but New York still finished with a 32–50 record and failed to make the playoffs.
Lakers president Jeanie Buss has reportedly been looking into bringing back Phil Jackson, who is currently under contract as the Knicks president. Jackson was part of the front office crew that hired and fired Fisher.
The team may also consider UConn head coach Kevin Ollie and Golden State Warriors assistant Luke Walton.
- Chris Chavez