Derek Fisher hired as New York Knicks head coach

Derek Fisher will accept the New York Knicks’ head coaching job, according to Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck. A press conference could be held as soon as Tuesday, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.

Fisher will receive a five-year deal for $25 million, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. That’s the same contract that Steve Kerr received to coach the Golden State Warriors. Kerr was team president Phil Jackson’s top choice to coach the club, but chose the Warriors instead.

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