Kurt Rambis will accept a position as an assistant coach under New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher, league sources told [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. Rambis will be the first addition to Fisher's staff. Fisher, a first-year coach, said at his introductory press conference that he hoped to add some experienced coaches to his bench.
Rambis has had three previous stints as an assistant coach for the Lakers, spanning 12 seasons in total. Rambis worked in Los Angeles under current Knicks president and former Lakers coach Phil Jackson and was an assistant when Fisher was played for the Lakers.
Derek Fisher on the Knicks' coaching staff.
Rambis also was the Lakers' head coach in 1998-99, going 24-13 after Del Harris was fired.
He has a strong knowledge of the triangle offense, which the Knicks are expected to implement.
Rambis, an assistant coach for the Lakers last season, interviewed with general manager Mitch Kupchak for the head coaching position for the Lakers late last month.
Rambis, 56, went 32-132 in two seasons as head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Rambis also played for the Lakers for nine seasons (1981-88, 1993-95), winning four championships.