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Derek Fisher doesn’t have a ‘steadfast plan’ to get back into the NBA as a player

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If Derek Fisher was going to make headlines this offseason, many would’ve expected it to come from him receiving a new coaching job or a position as an analyst on television. The idea of Fish coming back to play in the NBA wasn’t even a consideration.

Well, earlier this week Fisher posted a video of himself working out on the court. There was no indication that he was eyeing a return to the association, but then this morning another workout video was released with the hashtag “Imnotdoneyet.”

Shortly afterward, ESPN’s Ian Begley reported that Fisher has indeed explored his options and is interested in making a comeback to the NBA as a player.

A few hours later, the 18-year veteran and five-time champion clarified the rumors, claiming that he’s not necessarily targeting a comeback at this point.

A couple months after he wrapped up his NBA career with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2014, Fisher was hired by Phil Jackson to coach the New York Knicks. After a season and a half, he was fired.

At 42, Fisher is still relatively young on the coaching front, but he’d be the oldest player in the NBA if he came back to play. Regardless of what he does, it appears that Fisher will be back in the game fairly soon, in some capacity.

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