Knicks fire head coach Derek Fisher

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Monday February 8th, 2016

The New York Knicks have fired head coach Derek Fisher after losing nine of the last 10 games, the team announced.

The news was first reported by Ramona Shelburne and Marc Stein of

Kurt Rambis will serve as the interim coach, the team announced. Rambis has a 56–145 record as a head coach with the Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Knicks are 40–96 since the team hired Fisher in June 2014. Owner James Dolan and president Phil Jackson were in attendance on Sunday as the Knicks fell to 23-31 on the season with a 101–96 loss to the Denver Nuggets.

New York is currently eight games under .500. 

The team is considering Brian Shaw and Luke Walton as top long-term replacement candidates, Brian Windhorst of ESPN reports.

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