What is it with New York NBA teams and their liking for newbie coaches?
Well it has certainly worked for the Nets. Let’s hope it’s what’s right for the Knicks.
As Stever Kerr was first pick and now Phil Jackson has picked Derek Fisher it’s pretty clear that while Jackosn isn’t the coach, he wants what…? Someone as like him as possible?
It’s a big contract $25m for 5 yrs worth of coaching. Jackson had better do a good job of keeping Dolan at bay if he wants Fisher for the long haul.
Fisher is impressive. He’s played with a lot of teams, played very well with all of them and has more playoff games under his belt than any other player in the NBA.
And like Jason Kidd he’s regarded as a ‘wise man’ of basketball. Will Kidd be giving him any tips do you think, newbie coach to newbie coach?