Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Derek Fisher is the new coach of the Sparks

Derek Fisher is the new coach of the Sparks

Former NBA head coach Derek Fisher has been hired by the Los Angeles Sparks as their new head coach. Brian Agler resigned as the team's head coach last week, leaving a vacancy that will be filled by the former National Basketball Association player and head coach.

The Los Angeles Sparks are excited to announce the hiring of five-time NBA Champion Derek Fisher as Head Coach.

Fisher was the former head coach of the New York Knicks.

The suit says the Woloshins rented the house previous year after their home was damaged by Hurricane Irma, agreeing to pay $30,000 a month. He is the winningest coach in WNBA history.

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Derek Fisher is taking his coaching talents to the WNBA. He went 40-96 in two seasons at the helm for the New York Knicks and was sacked midway through his second season after the team posted a 23-31 record. "Derek is a proven victor, tough under pressure and is a true believer in the power of the WNBA and the opportunities it provides for women on and off the court".

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

Agler guided LA to the 2016 WNBA title and had an 85-51 record with the Sparks in four seasons. "Derek has been a strong supporter of women's basketball for quite some time, so it's nice to officially welcome him". His introductory press conference will take place on Friday.

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