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Derek Fisher To Become Head Coach Of LA Sparks

08 December 2018
Derek Fisher To Become Head Coach Of LA Sparks

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

Fisher played 13 seasons as the Los Angeles Lakers point guard over two stints from 1996 to 2012.

Fisher, who helped the Lakers win five National Basketball Association titles, coached the New York Knicks from 2014 to 2016.

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The former National Basketball Association player and coach will be introduced at a news conference on Friday.

This is the first-time he has been a coach of a WNBA franchise.

Agler had previously led the Sparks a WNBA championship in 2016. That being said, Fisher's a midseason firing after compiling a 40-96 record in one-plus seasons marred his tenure in NY. "I look forward to working with someone with championship pedigree and who has a track record of strong leadership". His introductory press conference will take place on Friday. Last year, the Sparks reached the second round of the WNBA playoffs before being eliminated by the Washington Mystics.