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Posting and Toasting Nov 18, 2014

I believe in Derek Fisher

The early signs are in. And promising. Derek Fisher was always a blank slate to me as a player, a Phil Jackson poser point guard a la B.J. Armstrong and Steve Kerr: not a "real" point guard, but a dude who played alongside all-time greats and thus had nothing to do beyond bring the ball up-court and shoot wide-open threes. As my basketball IQ grew I came to appreciate Fisher's value, but he never captured my imagination. When Jackson brought him in as the Knicks' new coach, I felt...nothing. His first press conference was impressive. So? His personality as a player didn't exactly pop. I...
New York Daily News Nov 17, 2014
Isola: Phil Jackson gets credit but Derek Fisher takes blame

Isola: Phil Jackson gets credit but Derek Fisher takes blame

The toughest part about being Derek Fisher is that the losses count against your career record while players, fans and even media have a tendency to connect the wins to Phil Jackson’s legacy.
Newsday Nov 7, 2014

Deron Williams, Lionel Hollins supportive of Derek Fisher

Peering over at the Knicks' sideline and seeing Derek Fisher in a purple suit Friday night was a bit of an adjustment for Deron Williams.
Posting and Toasting Nov 1, 2014

On Tim Hardaway Jr.'s minutes and Derek Fisher's big ol' balls

From day one, new head coach Derek Fisher has stressed that development would not take a back seat to winning. It is one of those things coaches are supposed to say -- except in Philadelphia, of course -- that in practice can often lead to far too many minutes for washed-up geezers under guise of "veteran presence." That is not what happened on Thursday night. Fisher earned his first win as coach with some inspired, downright ballsy lineup adjustments, many of which involved benching vets for younger, less-established options. Starting center Samuel Dalembert rode the pine for all but the...

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