Derek Fisher has interest in Lakers job
Kobe Bryant‘s farewell tour just ended, the Los Angeles Lakers missed the playoffs for the third straight season, and they just recently fired head coach Byron Scott. Things are changing in a big way in the City of Angels.
What’s next on the agenda for the storied franchise in it’s rebuilding stage, and life after Kobe? A new coach is on the list and they are compiling names they feel will best suit them in the coming years, with the young players now at the forefront.
A short list of names has already surfaced. Ettore Messina , Kevin Ollie, Jeff Van Gundy, and Luke Walton were included, and now the latest rumor revolves around another former Lakers player, Derek Fisher.
Sources indicate Derek Fisher has interest in the Lakers job. Obviously Laker front office still compiling their… https://t.co/sIg9FqjUyE
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) April 25, 2016
That may or may not make you giddy.
The connection triangle is strong here. Fisher, like Scott, is also a former Lakers player. He was just fired as the Knicks coach in February, by a former Lakers coach who’s now a front office executive for the Knicks, Phil Jackson.
Whew, I can only imagine the things going through the heads of Lakers Nation at this point, because this position is very important.
This is the first step into the future, and you need someone who can lead the franchise, especially after a series of failed coaches during Kobe’s last years.
During his tenure in the Big Apple, Derek Fisher went 40-96 in just 2 seasons, failing to get the Knicks to fully buy into the triangle offense.
From a coaching standpoint, this is what his resume shows; however his main attraction may be the lore of being a big contributor during the Lakers championship years in the 2000s as a player. The question is up to the Lakers front office to answer; is this the man they want running the team as the new era begins?