Los Angeles Sparks name Derek Fisher as new coach, report says

Tanya Simon
December 8, 2018

Instead, Fisher will join the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA, several days after the team's head coach, Brian Agler, resigned. "With his wealth of experience as a former player and head coach, I can't think of a better steward for our basketball team moving forward".

The Los Angeles Sparks are excited to announce the hiring of five-time NBA Champion Derek Fisher as Head Coach.

"I am thrilled to name Derek Fisher our next head coach", Sparks Executive Vice President and General Manager Penny Toler said in a statement.

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Agler had previously led the Sparks a WNBA championship in 2016.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Fisher will officially be introduced at a press conference on Friday afternoon in Los Angeles.

WNBA outfit the Sparks made the announcement on Wednesday as ex-Los Angeles Lakers guard Fisher, 44, prepares to return to coaching.

This is the first-time he has been a coach of a WNBA franchise. He went 17-65 in his first year as head coach of the Knicks and was sacked the following season after the team's 23-31 record.

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