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LA Sparks hire Derek Fisher as head coach

ESPN.com | Updated: 2018-12-06 07:00:19

The Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA have hired Derek Fisher as head coach, sources told ESPN.

Fisher, a five-time NBA champion player and former head coach of the New York Knicks, will be introduced at a news conference on Friday in Los Angeles, sources said.

Fisher will inherit a team that includes two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker.

Fisher is the 12th head coach in Sparks history, which includes Michael Cooper, another ex-Lakers championship role player.

The Knicks were a combined 40-96 with Fisher at the helm. He went 17-65 in 2014-15 as a rookie head coach and was fired the following season with the Knicks sporting a 23-31 record.

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