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Posting and Toasting Oct 24, 2014

Derek Fisher kinda named a starting lineup

Andrea Bargnani is still out with a hamstring injury and may remain so through the season opener. Jose Calderon will sit the final preseason game tonight to rest his sore calf, but he's fine. Quincy Acy's wrist is still bugging him. The Knicks will start the following lineup tonight (except with Shane Larkin in Calderon's place) and Derek Fisher very nearly confirmed it'll be the starting lineup on opening night: “It would be safe to say that would be pretty close to it” Fisher on starters for opener: Calderon, Shump, Melo, Jason Smith, Dalembert — Jonah Ballow (@jonahballow)...
New York Post Oct 18, 2014
No pickup games for Fisher

No pickup games for Fisher

Other than a right foot stress fracture that limited him to 20 games in 2000-01, Knicks coach Derek Fisher endured 18 NBA seasons as a player relatively unscathed. And he...
New York Post Oct 17, 2014
Knicks’ Fisher not worried about banged-up Bargnani

Knicks’ Fisher not worried about banged-up Bargnani

Andrea Bargnani, who missed three preseason games with a sore hamstring, remained limited at Knicks practice Friday. But coach Derek Fisher isn’t overly concerned the power forward is falling behind...
Newsday Oct 15, 2014

Derek Fisher believes Knicks must key on defense

There is no telling when -- or if -- the Knicks will run the triangle offense efficiently and effectively. But Derek Fisher said they have to be a strong defensive team right from the start.
New York Daily News Oct 15, 2014
Derek Fisher figuring out frontcourt puzzle

Derek Fisher figuring out frontcourt puzzle

The Knicks' first-year coach acknowledged that Andrea Bargnani's injury absence for three of the four preseason games has muddied the evaluation period for his rotation possibilities.

Former Knick John Starks: Expect Andrea Bargnani to bounce back this season

Derek Fisher has been careful not to set specific expectations for any of his players during training camp. But one member of the organization is predicting big things from Andrea Bargnani. "I know he's going to have a bounce-back year," former Knicks great John Starks said on Anthony Donahue's "The Knicks Blog Podcast" last week. "This is a tailor-made offense that's good for guys who can shoot the ball, especially big guys, and he's one of the best in the league that can stretch the defense.

Amar'e Stoudemire: Mindfulness training 'will definitely' help Knicks this season

Derek Fisher sees plenty of value in the Knicks' learning "mindfulness techniques." "I think it falls into the category of mental performance. We've seen that evolve in professional sports in recent years where instead of always focusing on improving your performance in just the muscles and the bodies and the shooting, there is a very big muscle up here that also needs training sometimes," Fisher said. "And so mindful training, mental performance, we take it seriously.

Fisher feels MSG 'buzz' in home debut

With under 50 seconds left in the game and the Garden chanting defense, Derek Fisher crouched a bit as if he were still playing defense while shouting out instructions from the sideline to point guard Shane Larkin. In his first home game as head coach of the New York Knicks, Fisher was not victorious after the Toronto Raptors won 81-76 in a preseason meeting. But Fisher looked comfortable, poised and anything like a guy who had never coached before at Madison Square Garden.
New York Daily News Oct 13, 2014
Isola: Derek Fisher has buffer in Phil Jackson to stay off hot seat

Isola: Derek Fisher has buffer in Phil Jackson to stay off hot seat

There was no greater optimist inside Madison Square Garden on Monday than Derek Fisher, who for the first time was occupying the same precious space on the Knicks bench that once belonged to Phil Jackson's mentor, Red Holzman, and Jackson's rival, Pat Riley.
Newsday Oct 13, 2014

Derek Fisher debuts at Garden with triangle offense

The Garden crowd saw some familiar faces and some new ones and got its first look at the Knicks' new triangle offense Monday night.

Knicks' Shumpert expected to play Saturday

Knicks shooting guard Iman Shumpert is expected to make his preseason debut Saturday against the Celtics. Shumpert missed Wednesday’s preseason opener due to a hamstring injury. Coach Derek Fisher said Shumpert participated in most of the Knicks’ practices on Thursday and Friday. Unless he wakes up Saturday feeling sore, Shumpert should play against Boston. It is unclear, though, if Shumpert will be in the starting lineup. Fisher chose to start J.
Posting and Toasting Oct 10, 2014
Can J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr. play together?

Can J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr. play together?

Derek Fisher may have just stumbled onto a great idea. Preseason is a time for coaches to experiment with all manner of wacky rotations. Try as we might, it is often difficult for fans to remain calm when they see a disturbing combination of players taking the floor, but we can still hope to find a method behind the lineup madness. And it would appear that first-year head coach Derek Fisher is itching to get back in the lab. Derek Fisher suggests that #Knicks can play Tim Hardaway Jr., Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith in the same lineup at times this season. — Ian Begley (@IanBegley)...

Fisher: Bargs can be a 'matchup problem'

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- After coaching him for the first time in an NBA game, Derek Fisher seems to be pretty optimistic about Andrea Bargnani. “Andrea’s activity was good. He was versatile, just like I’d always observed from a distance. He can shoot the basketball, he can put it down; he’s a matchup problem for other teams when he’s playing in the frontcourt at the 4, the 5. So I like what Andrea tried to do for us [Wednesday] night,” Fisher said.
New York Daily News Oct 9, 2014
Knicks coach Derek Fisher not upset over poor start in first preseason game

Knicks coach Derek Fisher not upset over poor start in first preseason game

Derek Fisher doesn’t have to look too far for an example of another local team that absorbed some lumps during the preseason while taking a crash course in a complicated new offensive system.

Fisher likens Knicks' start to Giants

Derek Fisher sees some similarities between his Knicks and the New York Giants. The Giants installed a new West Coast offense under a new offensive coordinator this season. The Knicks are undergoing similar changes, installing a new offense under a new head coach. “In some ways it’s very similar to what we’re trying to do. We have a lot of new players, a new coaching staff, a new offensive system, new ways of playing defense, so it will take us some time,” Fisher said.

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