Derek Fisher joining LA Sparks as head coach

Derek Fisher

Derek Fisher, still beloved in Los Angeles as a Lakers' point guard who helped the team to five championships, has been named the head coach of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks. "With his wealth of experience as a former player and head coach, I can't think of a better steward for our basketball team moving forward".

He also won five NBA Championship, all with the Lakers.

Derek Fisher's coaching career did not go particularly well, as the former New York Knicks coach registered a 40-96 record in a year-plus at the helm in Manhattan before getting fired.

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According to ESPN basketball insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Fisher has been hired as head coach of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.

"Our ownership group is excited to welcome Derek to the Sparks family", Sparks Managing Director and Governor Eric Holoman said.

The Sparks are expected to announce the move Friday. "Derek has been a strong supporter of women's basketball for quite some time, so it's nice to officially welcome him".

Agler guided LA to the 2016 WNBA title and had an 85-51 record with the Sparks in four seasons.

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