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Derek Fisher hired as head coach of WNBA's LA Sparks

08 December, 2018, 12:01 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Former New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher looks on during a game against the Atlanta Hawks

The Los Angeles Sparks are excited to announce the hiring of five-time National Basketball Association champion Derek Fisher as head coach.

Fisher, a five-time National Basketball Association champion, played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association.

Derek Fisher and Phil Jackson were the Hollywood power couple that would revitalize the New York Knicks.

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He fills the void created when Brian Agler, who reigned in November after four seasons, including leading Los Angeles to the WNBA championship in 2016.

"Derek is a champion and proven leader on and off the court", Sparks executive vice president and general manager Penny Toler said. Alger also led the Seattle Storm to the 2010 WNBA title, making him the only coach in league history to win championships with two different franchises.

An introductory press conference will be held Friday, Dec. 7, with more details to come.

According to ESPN basketball insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Fisher has been hired as head coach of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.

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