Knicks hire Derek Fisher as head coach

The 39-year-old Fisher just completed his 18th season,

The 39-year-old Fisher just completed his 18th season, finishing his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder. (Credit: News 12)

(AP) The New York Knicks have hired Derek Fisher as their new coach, with Phil Jackson turning to one of his trustiest former players.

Just days after finishing his 18th season, Fisher was hired Tuesday to replace Mike Woodson, who Jackson fired after the season in his first major move as team president.

Fisher won five championships playing for Jackson with the Los Angeles Lakers and...

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