Former New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher was seen doing some workout routines. He has also been posting on social media, saying that he is not yet done with basketball. Rumors are now swirling that he is hinting at a comeback on the hardwood court as a player and is weighing his options of either playing with an NBA team or overseas.
Fisher posted videos of him shaking off the rust he had from being inactive as a player and placed a hashtag on it that stated “#Imnotdoneyet”. Maybe Fisher was motivated by Amar’e Stoudemire who retired from the NBA but went on to sign with Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Basketball Premier League and the EuroCup.
ESPN’s Ian Begley noted that sources close to Fisher hinted that the 41-year-old point guard is also considering playing for a team in the Chinese professional league.
Fisher though shares that he is not rushing into things, but claims that he is just adding a regimen to stay in shape. He added that he is open to dialogues if any team would want his services either in the NBA or elsewhere. If he does make a return to the NBA, he will be the oldest player to do so as he turns 42 on Aug. 9.
If an NBA team expresses interest, I'm open to dialogue, but at the moment I have no steadfast plan to play again. (2/2)
— Derek Fisher (@derekfisher) August 3, 2016
Before coaching the Knicks, Fisher help led the Los Angeles Lakers to five championship titles. He also has a tour of duty with the Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks. Fisher would then go on to coach the Knicks when Phil Jackson took over the team’s front office. In his 1 ½ year as coach, the Knicks sported a 40-96 win-loss record.
Fisher would then be fired by the Knicks last Feb. with assistant coach Kurt Rambis taking charge as interim. It was noted that Fisher went off course Jackson’s planned triangle offense system built for the Knicks and that his off-court altercation with Matt Barnes just made its worst for him.
Mentally, Fisher thinks he still has some basketball mojo left in him and that is why he is making noise all of a sudden to attract attention from teams in the NBA and overseas.
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