We've had a tendency of last minute dissolving of deals lately, but assuming this is final, this is a big deal for PJ. Fisher is exactly the kind of guy PJ seemed to want for our head coach, for better or for worse. If he had swung and missed on Fisher as well, I think we can all agree we might be in trouble.
No brainer decision for DFish which I said another thread. 1 or 2 year vet min deal with OKC or a 5 yr deal where the Knicks are overpaying for a rookie coach by about 19M.
Assistant coaches getting lathered up....
Scottie.... if Steve Mills put in dat 15min of work in Chicago then he probably gets $3mil/yr
Not sure if he'll hire a GM but he'll probably get $6mil/yr. Our standards are high league has been put on notice watch out.
Just don't bring back Herb Williams.
I would have preferred JVG, he supposedly turned down the MN job but I think he would have taken the Knicks job except if they paid DFish 5M/yr they probably would have to pay 10M a year for him.
Wow, he offers Kerr 3 mil a year and Fisher 5 mil...oh well, nice to have money...i can't afford to go to a game and these guys make $$$$ for practically nothing
Hell Yeah! Derek Fisher is the MAN! the Knicks need as head-coach.
The best head-coach in the market to invest for a winning future.
That's worth $5M per.
It was all the small things Derek Fisher done in his 17 yr career equal head-coach.
Recall .. Derek Fisher was drafted by a winning Lakers organization, where Fisher won 3 rings.
And were surrounded by an organization full of HOF his first 8 seasons in the NBA.
Recall .. when the 8th seeded Golden State Warriors team beat the 1st seeded Dallas Mavs team in the postseason games. Derek Fishers 2 season at GS instilling a discipline-lockerroom of players, plus tutoring Baron Davis to play team-ball for coach Don Nelson strategy to beat a 1st seed team.
Recall .. Deron Williams had a BUST rookie season. Then Utah signed FA Derek Fisher to be in training-camp to tutor Deron Williams 2nd season in the NBA. Deron Williams had a All-Star season with Fisher as his teammate.
Recall .. The Lakers getting knock-out in the first round playoff, then going full steam after Derek Fisher in a trade from Utah that offseason. The Derek Fisher-Lakers went on to the FINALS 3 consecutive seasons.
Recall .. The OKC PG Westbrook were out for practically half of the season, and PG-Reggie Jackson had the best season of his career running the point under Fisher tutorship.
Phil Jackson working on the TOP executive of the year award by hiring Derek Fisher as head-coach.
100% agree.......Phil needs to have all his people in doing what he wants........No reason for not everyone to be on the same page....No need to argue about the triangle offense.....No need not to have an open door between president and coach.......This is as good as it gets that its PHIL Jackson or Bust......To me there is a shot for us here to turn this organization around.......
Melo wont be able to deal with having no power........Melo will be gone.....
What I want to see if DFish brings in his own guys or does PJ select the rest of the coaching staff. I would think that Rambis comes, I think Luke Walton is too green and DFish needs to bring in more experienced coaches than him. A lot of the guys like Bill Cartwright might be off the table since they were guys associated with Kerr but Fisher doesn't know.
I'm not too pumped about this. Dunno, don't have that much trust in Fisher.