It’s been a roller coaster of a year for the New York Knicks, and just ahead of All Star Weekend, it’s being reported that head coach Derek Fisher has been fired.
The news was announced by ESPN‘s Ramona Shelburne and later confirmed by the team, who is 23-31 and five games behind the Pistons for the eighth and final spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Fisher signed a five-year, $25 million deal with the Knicks in June 2014 after retiring from the NBA that summer, and went 40-96 in less than two seasons at the job.
According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, many around the league believe former Nuggets coach Brian Shaw and current Warriors assistant Luke Walton, both of whom have ties to team president Phil Jackson, are the Knicks’ primary replacement targets.
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23 Throwback Photos Of The 2015 NBA Finals Players
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1. Klay Thompson kicking back with his mom.
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2. Iman Shumpert chillin' with his four brothers.
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3. Anderson Varejao back in the day.
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4. J.R. Smith rocking a fresh cut.
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5. Matthew Dellavedova hitting the court as a young baller.
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6. Kevin Love back in 2007 at the ESPY Awards.
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7. Brendan Haywood playing for North Carolina.
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8. Andre Iguodala looking sharp with his bros.
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9. Marreese Speights playing college ball.
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10. James Michael McAdoo and his big sis.
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11. David Lee having a good time on the court in his college days.
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12. Justin Holiday after a tournament back in the day.
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13. Festus Ezeli back home in Nigeria.
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14. Andrew Bogut gets into the game during his NCAA days.
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15. Harrison Barnes celebrates his little sis on National Sibling Day.
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