Report: Phil Jackson receives tampering fine for discussion of Derek Fisher for Knicks coach

By DeAntae Prince

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson has spoken at length about the possibility of OKC Thunder guard Derek Fisher taking on the role of Knicks coach once he takes the steps toward retirement this offseason.

Problem is, Fisher was under contract with the Thunder when Jackson discussed the prospects of nabbing Fisher. Under NBA rules, Jackson is not allowed to talk about acquiring other teams’ players, even if it is to become a coach. In response, the NBA has hit Jackson with a $25,000 tampering fine, ESPN’s Marc Stein reports.

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