Phil Jackson Wants Derek Fisher to Take Knicks Job



Phil Jackson had locked in on Steve Kerr and that didn’t work out too well.

We will see if his second attempt in the batter’s box has more success.

The New York Knicks’ pursuit of Derek Fisher to be their new coach will ramp up this week and is widely expected to result in the hiring of the 17-year veteran guard, according to NBA coaching sources.

Sources told that new Knicks president Phil Jackson has been fully focused on Fisher since Steve Kerr unexpectedly decided to take the Golden State Warriors’ job, when Jackson and essentially the whole league believed Kerr was bound for New York.

The consistent word since his arrival at Madison Square Garden in March is that Jackson was only interested in young coaching candidates he had worked with in the past and could mentor.