Derek Fisher ‘open’ to playing return, not planning on it
Former Knicks coach Derek Fisher is exploring his options to resume his playing career, reports ESPN’s Ian Begley.
Fisher, 42, was in his second season as the head coach of the Knicks when he was fired in February. The longtime Lakers point guard retired in 2014 after a stint with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Fisher recently posted a video to Facebook with the hashtag "Imnotdoneyet," showing him working out and participating in basketball drills.
Fisher clarified on Twitter Wednesday that he is “open to dialogue” about a return, but has “no steadfast plan to play again.”
If an NBA team expresses interest, I'm open to dialogue, but at the moment I have no steadfast plan to play again. (2/2)— DerekFisher (@derekfisher) August 3, 2016
Fisher played in 81 games for the Thunder during his last year in the NBA, averaging 5.2 points in 17.6 minutes per game. A five-time NBA champion with Los Angeles, Fisher entered the league as a first-round pick in 1996.
In his career, Fisher has played in 1,287 regular season games and 259 playoff games.