Derek Fisher
American basketball player
Derek Fisher
Derek Lamar Fisher is an American professional basketball point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His NBA career has spanned more than 14 years, during which he has won five NBA Championships. He currently serves as the president of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA). Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Fisher started out his basketball career at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
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$300,000 worth of jewelry stolen from Derek Fisher's home; no word on 5 championship rings
LATimes - 27 days
More than $300,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from Lakers legend Derek Fisher’s home in Tarzana on Monday morning, police said. According to LAPD Officer Liliana Preciado, a person or persons entered Fisher’s home between 7:30 and 10:30 a.m. and stole the jewels. The home was unoccupied at the...
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Derek Fisher Hints at Restarting His NBA Playing Career
Wall Street Journal - 7 months
Former Knicks coach Derek Fisher was the NBA’s oldest player in 2014, when he suited up for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Will he be the oldest player again in 2017? He appears to be contemplating it.
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<i>Space Jam 2</i>: What Could Have Been
Huffington Post - 9 months
The sports world and the entertainment world combined to reach peak Twitter panic last week when Warner Brothers announced a partnership with LeBron James, who will be starring in Space Jam 2. The film is still in the early stages of development and won't be in theaters for a few more years, giving LeBron plenty of time to lose a couple more NBA Finals before filming starts. Right now the plot is unknown, but we can assume it involves LeBron subtweeting fellow Looney Tunes members and questioning their effort, leading to a divided locker room that will only be saved by "LeBron's Secret Stuff" -- which turns out to be a liquefied version of Mario Chalmers. What most people don't know, however, is that LeBron wasn't Warner Brothers first choice for the lead of their big budget sequel. In fact, he was pretty far down the list of NBA stars that were envisioned for the role. Space Jam 2 with Russell Westbrook In need of a basketball superstar, the Tunes search high and low for ...
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Hornacek emerges as favorite for Knicks job: reports
Yahoo News - 9 months
(Reuters) - Jeff Hornacek has emerged as the favorite to take over as the head coach of the New York Knicks, though talks were still at a formative stage, according to local media reports on Wednesday. Hornacek, who was fired by the Phoenix Suns in February, was interviewed by the Knicks earlier this week, ESPN said on Wednesday in citing an unnamed league source. The broadcaster said while talks with the former NBA guard were still not finalised, the team had decided he was their preferred candidate to succeed interim coach Kurt Rambis, who took over when Derek Fisher was fired in February.
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The Nets' Knack for Acting Like the Knicks Is Getting Nocuous
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
The Knicks’ decision to jettison coach Derek Fisher this week also served to remind New York fans that when it comes to dysfunction, Brooklyn still takes the cake.
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News Conference Is Live, but Not on MSG
NYTimes - about 1 year
After the Knicks fired Coach Derek Fisher, MSG Network, unlike ESPN and NBA TV, chose to record Phil Jackson’s news conference to play it later.
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Slumping NBA Knicks sack head coach Fisher
Yahoo News - about 1 year
The slumping New York Knicks sacked Derek Fisher on Monday, promoting Kurt Rambis to the job of interim head coach in a bid to reverse their sagging NBA fortunes. "It's time for us to make a change, turn this team around and move forward," Knicks President Phil Jackson said Monday afternoon, hours after the team confirmed the move in a statement posted on its website. The decision to axe Fisher, who was hand-picked by Jackson prior to the 2014-15 season despite his lack of coaching experience, came a day after the Knicks fell 101-96 to the Denver Nuggets at Madison Square Garden -- the Knicks' season-high fifth straight defeat and their ninth defeat in their last 10 games.
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Struggling Knicks fire coach Fisher in second season
Reuters.com - about 1 year
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The struggling New York Knicks have fired head coach Derek Fisher less than two years after he was brought in to help turn around the once-proud franchise, the National Basketball Association team said on Monday.
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On Pro Basketball: Knicks Scuffle, Regress and Look Inward as Losses Mount
NYTimes - about 1 year
As the losses pile up, the pressure is growing on the players and especially Coach Derek Fisher to keep the Knicks relevant this season.
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NBA Grizzlies forward Barnes fined for Fisher remarks
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes has been fined $35,000 for remarks about New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher deemed detrimental to the best interests of the NBA, the league said Sunday. Barnes had already served a two-game ban for attacking and threatening Fisher after an altercation between the two at the California home of Barnes' ex-wife, Gloria Govan. Although Barnes was on his best behavior when the Grizzlies hosted the Knicks on Saturday, he wasn't shy in the days before the game about voicing his dislike of Fisher.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Derek Fisher
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    On August 2, 2016, Fisher uploaded a video to his Facebook page of him working out with the hashtag #Imnotdoneyet, leading many to believe Fisher may try to make a comeback to the NBA, as ESPN.com reported in an article.
    More Details Hide Details Fisher was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. He attended Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School in Little Rock, where he was a letterman in basketball. He went on to attend the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) for four years, with a major in communications. Fisher concluded his collegiate career at Arkansas-Little Rock second on the school’s all-time lists in points (1,393), assists (472) and steals (189). He averaged 12.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists over 112 games and led the team in assists and steals every year. Fisher also set a school record for free throws made in a career (399) and ranked third among all-time UALR leaders in three-point field goals made (125). As a senior, he earned Sunbelt Conference Player of the Year honors after averaging 14.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game.
    However, Fisher was fired on February 8, 2016, after the Knicks lost nine of their next 10 and fell to 23–31.
    More Details Hide Details Over one and a half seasons with the Knicks, he compiled an overall record of 40–96 (.294). Fisher had a long and successful career in the NBA, especially with the Lakers. Fisher was perhaps best known for his leadership, toughness, and clutch playmaking ability. He averaged 8.3 points per game for his career and never topped more than 13.3 points during a regular season. He did however shoot at least 40% from the 3pt line four times and 90% from the free throw line three times in the regular season throughout his career.
  • 2015
    In October 2015, Fisher got into a physical altercation with former teammate Matt Barnes at a party in the home of Barnes' ex-wife.
    More Details Hide Details Barnes was suspended for two games without pay for the incident.
    On March 18, 2015, Derek filed for divorce from Candace citing irreconcilable differences.
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  • 2014
    On October 29, Fisher made his coaching debut where the team lost their 2014–15 season opener to the Chicago Bulls 104–80.
    More Details Hide Details On October 30, Fisher won his first game as a head coach after the Knicks defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 95–90. The Knicks ended the season with a 17–65 record, the worst in franchise history. Bolstered by first-round draft pick Kristaps Porziņģis, New York began 2015–16 as playoff contenders with a 22–22 record.
    In January 2014, a judge dismissed all of Hunter's claims against Wior and Fisher, and Hunter dropped his subsequent appeal in May.
    More Details Hide Details Fisher is the younger brother of former NBA player Duane Washington, who is ten years Fisher's senior. Washington played for the New Jersey Nets and the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • 2013
    On July 24, 2013, Fisher re-signed with the Thunder for the 2013–14 season.
    More Details Hide Details He played in 81 regular season games and all 19 playoff games. On June 10, 2014, Fisher was hired by the New York Knicks to be the team's head coach, signing a five-year, $25 million deal. Fisher said his relationship with Jackson, who had become the president of the Knicks, was a major factor in his decision to join the team. Fisher planned for the Knicks to run the triangle offense, which he learned while with the Lakers under Jackson. During the offseason, he helped the Knicks re-recruit and re-sign free agent Carmelo Anthony, whom Fisher believed could adapt to the new offense.
    In May 2013, Hunter sued Fisher and Jamie Wior, Fisher's publicist and business partner, seeking compensation and punitive damages.
    More Details Hide Details The suit claimed that Fisher had a secret deal with NBA owners during the lockout.
    Fisher's term as president expired in summer 2013.
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    At the time of his retirement as a player after the 2013–14 season, Fisher held NBA career playoff records of 259 games played and 161 games won.
    More Details Hide Details He was also ranked third in career three-point field goals in the NBA Finals. Phil Jackson said that Fisher was "definitely the spokesman for Lakers as far as leadership goes", while Bryant called him his favorite teammate. In a 2011 poll of NBA players by Sports Illustrated, Fisher received the fourth most votes, six percent, for being the best flopper in the game. "Fish takes the contact. He does draw and sell offensive fouls," Jackson said. "We're happy he does what he does."
    On February 25, 2013, Fisher re-signed with Oklahoma City for the remainder of the 2012–13 season.
    More Details Hide Details He filled the Thunder's opening for a third point guard after Eric Maynor had been traded. After being away from basketball, Fisher reflected on his career and decided to pursue the opportunity with the Thunder. He did not contact Dallas before signing with the championship contenders, which upset Mavericks officials. Fisher chose to wear No. 6 with Oklahoma City after wearing No. 37 the previous season.
  • 2012
    On November 29, 2012, Fisher signed with the Dallas Mavericks.
    More Details Hide Details The team was in need of a point guard after a finger injury sidelined struggling starter Darren Collison. He wore No. 6, signifying his quest for a sixth championship, as his usual No. 2—last worn in Dallas by Jason Kidd—was unavailable. Fisher started in his first game with the Mavericks and Collison came off the bench in a 92–77 win over Detroit. On December 20, Fisher injured the patellar tendon of his right knee, requiring an estimated two-week recovery time. Two days later the Mavericks granted his request to be released. He said the move was driven by the injury and a desire to be close to his family. In nine games with Dallas the team went 5–4, and he averaged 8.6 points and 3.6 assists in just over 25 minutes per game.
    The Thunder defeated the Spurs in the Western Conference finals and advanced to the 2012 NBA Finals, Fisher's eighth career appearance there.
    More Details Hide Details The Thunder would go on to lose the series in 5 games to the Miami Heat.
    On March 21, 2012, after clearing the waivers at 6 pm Eastern time, Fisher signed a contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the remainder of the 2011–2012 season.
    More Details Hide Details The Thunder organization called a pre-game press conference prior to its 7pm game to formally announce the signing. He chose jersey number 37, his age at the time, because his usual No. 2 was taken by Thabo Sefolosha. He made his debut on that night against the Los Angeles Clippers, scoring 5 points.
    On March 15, 2012, Fisher was traded along with a 2012 first round draft pick to the Houston Rockets for Jordan Hill.
    More Details Hide Details The Lakers had decided to go younger, acquiring point guard Ramon Sessions earlier in the day. On March 19, he was waived by the Rockets without ever playing for them after he negotiated a contract buyout. After clearing waivers, he was eligible to sign with any team except the Lakers.
    He then joined the Oklahoma City Thunder for the remainder of the season, playing for the 2012 NBA championship in his eighth Finals appearance.
    More Details Hide Details After signing with the 2012–13 Dallas Mavericks he played only nine games before being injured and asking to be released from his contract. He later rejoined the Oklahoma City Thunder for another late season push. He re-signed with them in the off-season and played in a team-high 81 regular-season games for the team in 2013–14. The following season, he was hired as the head coach of the Knicks by Jackson, who had become the team's president. Fisher is the all-time NBA record holder in playoff games played. While playing for the Lakers, he hit a buzzer beater with .4 second left in game 5 of the 2004 Western Conference Semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs, which the NBA lists as the 18th-greatest playoff moment of all time.
  • 2010
    After his fifth championship win, Fisher became a free agent, fielding offers from several teams, including the Miami Heat. However, on July 12, 2010, he agreed to a three-year, $10.5 million deal with a player option in the third year to continue with the Lakers.
    More Details Hide Details Though their contract offer was not the most lucrative, Fisher considered it "the most valuable" option.
    On June 8, 2010, in Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, Fisher played a pivotal role down the stretch to help the Lakers take a 2–1 series lead.
    More Details Hide Details In the 4th quarter, he scored 11 of his 16 points, including a 3-point-play lay-up that helped the Lakers wrap up a 91–84 road victory. In Game 7, the Lakers came all the way back from a 13-point 3rd-quarter deficit when Fisher hit a critical 3-pointer to tie the game with 6:11 remaining. The Lakers ultimately defeated the Celtics 83–79, and Fisher went on to win his fifth NBA championship.
    On February 23, 2010, Fisher made the 9,000th point of his NBA career against the Memphis Grizzlies.
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    On February 10, 2010, Fisher played his 1,000th career game against his former team, the Utah Jazz, beating Kobe Bryant to the milestone by one game.
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    On February 3, 2010, Fisher made the 1,000th 3-pointer of his career against the Charlotte Bobcats.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    On September 8, 2009, Fisher released a book, Character Driven: Life, Lessons, and Basketball.
    More Details Hide Details He is credited as the author of the book with Gary Brozek contributing.
    However, Fisher helped the Lakers win Game 4 over the Orlando Magic in the 2009 NBA Finals, hitting a three-pointer over Jameer Nelson with 4.6 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime, and a tie-breaking three-pointer with 31.3 seconds remaining in overtime to help send the Lakers to a 3–1 series lead and soon after, the franchise's 15th NBA title.
    More Details Hide Details Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times described these shots by stating, "After his two jaw-flooring three-pointers led the Lakers to a 99–91 overtime victory against the Orlando Magic in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, you'll now officially be seeing him forever." Fisher's 11. points per game, 50% shooting average, and 44% three-point percentage over the course of the Finals were an improvement over his regular season numbers and a departure from his post-season struggles to that point. He had shot 23.5% from behind the three-point line and 35.6% from the field in the three prior playoff series. This was Fisher's fourth NBA championship.
    Throughout the 2009 NBA Playoffs, Fisher faced criticism about his age and lackluster defensive performances against younger, quicker opposing point guards.
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  • 2007
    When the 2007–08 season began, Fisher resumed his role as the Lakers' starting point guard.
    More Details Hide Details He contributed a solid season, shooting 40% from the three point range and 88% from the free throw line, the highest percentage of his career. He made a controversial defensive play in Game 4 of the Lakers-Spurs Western Conference Finals, when late in the game Fisher jumped into Brent Barry's path without a foul called, causing Barry to miss a potential game winning shot. The Lakers eventually ousted the Spurs 4–1, but lost the NBA Finals to Boston.
    After much speculation, on July 19, 2007, Fisher officially rejoined the Los Angeles Lakers by signing a three-year contract worth roughly $14 million.
    More Details Hide Details He had given up roughly $8 million over three years, as he was due about $22 million over the next three years in his prior contract with the Jazz. Jazz owner Larry Miller noted that "it did look funny" that Fisher signed with the Lakers, but he did not believe Fisher or Lakers owner Jerry Buss would do anything underhanded. Jazz fans have taunted him, suspecting that he simply wanted to return to the Lakers.
    On July 2, 2007, Fisher asked the Jazz to release him from his contract so he could relocate to a team and city that would have the "right combination" of specialists that could help fight his daughter's retinoblastoma.
    More Details Hide Details The Jazz honored his request.
    Fisher's dramatic Game 2 entrance and performance against the Warriors was nominated for Best Moment in the 2007 ESPY Awards.
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  • 2006
    Fisher was a player representative for the NBPA before becoming a member of the union's executive committee. He was elected the union's president in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details He supported the NBA's referees during their lockout in 2009. During the 2011 NBA lockout, Fisher took a more active role than his predecessors, and he shared the lead with Billy Hunter, the union's full-time executive director. Jason Whitlock of Foxsports.com wrote that Fisher was privately working with Stern on a deal to accept a lower percentage of revenues for the players and that Hunter confronted Fisher about the issue. In a letter to the players, Fisher called the reports questioning his loyalty "absurd" and demanded "a retraction for the libelous and defamatory stories" through his attorneys. Hunter said, "My relationship with Derek is very good. There was no confrontation." Hunter later persuaded the union's executive committee to vote to request Fisher's resignation. Fisher did not resign and pushed for an outside investigation of the union. Hunter's leadership was criticized in the findings. During their annual meeting over the All-Star break in 2013, the union unanimously voted Hunter out as executive director. Fisher was re-elected as president; he was not on an NBA roster at the time, but remained eligible due to his stint earlier in the season with Dallas.
    In November 2006, Fisher was voted President of the National Basketball Players Association, succeeding Antonio Davis.
    More Details Hide Details Fisher had previously served as vice president. He has also been the color commentator for the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA since July 1, 2008. Several days before the Western Conference Semifinals between the Jazz and the Golden State Warriors began, Fisher stated that one of his four children was ill, avoiding going into further detail other than to say he needed to be with his family and his playing status was uncertain. Fisher had asked head coach Jerry Sloan to leave him on the active list for Game 2, but could not guarantee he would make it in time to play. But with permission from their doctors, he and his family flew from New York after his daughter's surgery and landed in Salt Lake City with the game in progress. When they landed, Fisher found out starting point guard Deron Williams was in foul trouble and his backup Dee Brown had been injured. The Jazz had been using Andrei Kirilenko as a point guard and desperately needed Fisher. Given a police escort, Fisher arrived at the arena, suited up, and was given a standing ovation as he walked onto the floor. Not even given a chance to sit down, Fisher was put in the game in the middle of the third quarter. Late in the fourth, Fisher made a key defensive stop on Baron Davis that helped send the game into overtime. In the closing minutes, the Jazz held a three-point lead when Deron Williams found an open Fisher for a three-pointer that sealed the victory.
    He appeared in all 82 games of the 2006–07 season, averaging 10.1 points, 3.3 assists, and 1.01 steals while scoring in double figures 40 times.
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    Fisher was acquired by the Utah Jazz on July 12, 2006 in a trade that sent Keith McLeod, Andre Owens, and Devin Brown to the Golden State Warriors.
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  • 2005
    He married his wife, Candace, on February 19, 2005, and has four children: Tatum and Drew (twins), Marshall and Chloe.
    More Details Hide Details Fisher is a Christian, who has spoken about his faith and the ability he believes it gives him to play basketball. In 2009, Fisher had a temporary restraining order placed on a 40-year-old female stalker who had been victimizing him since 2001. She had insisted she and Derek Fisher were married, and had even changed her surname to match his. He had the order extended by three years, expiring in May 2012. In 2010, it was errantly reported on an Oklahoma City radio station that Fisher was involved in an altercation at an Oklahoma City Waffle House. He was a police witness to a fight that broke out between two customers at a Waffle House in Oklahoma City during a visit with the Lakers after a regular season game in 2009, but denied having been a participant. Fisher's nickname is D-Fish, which he acquired while playing with the Los Angeles Lakers.
    Despite this, in 2005–06 season, Fisher averaged 13.3 points a game, the highest season scoring average of his career.
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  • 2004
    Speedy Claxton started more games than Fisher in 2004–05, and then newly acquired point guard Baron Davis was a starter the following season.
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    On July 15, 2004, Fisher signed a six-year, $37 million contract with the Golden State Warriors.
    More Details Hide Details Fisher's two-season term with Golden State proved to be somewhat of a disappointment. While he was a reliable spot-up shooter, Fisher saw limited openings without a star player such as Bryant or O'Neal to command a double-team. The team as a whole continued to struggle mightily and languished near the bottom of the Western Conference standings.
    One of Fisher's finest playoff moments came on May 13, 2004, in Game 5 of the 2004 Western Conference Semifinals between the Lakers and the defending champion San Antonio Spurs.
    More Details Hide Details The series was tied at 2, and Game 5 was a closely contested affair. With 11 seconds remaining, Kobe Bryant hit a jump shot to put the Lakers up 72-71. Tim Duncan then made a fadeaway 18-footer over Shaquille O'Neal to give the Spurs a 73-72 lead with .4 seconds on the clock. To devise strategies, three consecutive time-outs were called: the first by the Lakers, the second by San Antonio to set up the defense, and the last by the Lakers to re-set up the offense. When the game resumed, Gary Payton inbounded the ball to Fisher, who managed to catch, turn, and shoot the game-winning basket all in .4 seconds. Fisher sprinted off the court, as he later admitted he was uncertain he beat the buzzer and wanted to exit before the play could be reviewed. The Spurs immediately filed a dispute regarding the shot and after reviewing video footage of the play, the referees concluded that the ball indeed left Fisher's hands before the clock expired. The "0.4" shot counted and the Lakers won the game 74-73.
  • 2003
    As a result, Fisher was demoted back to the bench for the 2003–04 season.
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  • 2002
    By the 2002–03 season, Fisher had established himself as the Lakers' primary point guard, starting in all 82 games.
    More Details Hide Details But the team was eliminated in the Western Conference Semifinals by the eventual champion Spurs that spring, and this was followed by the signing of veteran point guard Gary Payton in the summer.
  • 2001
    Injuries limited Fisher to start in 35 of 70 games in the 2001–02 season, but he continued to average double figure scoring and shot over 40 percent from three point range for the season.
    More Details Hide Details Fisher started all 19 playoff games, averaging 10.2 points per game as the Lakers advanced to the finals following a grueling 7 games series against the Sacramento Kings. In the finals, they defeated the New Jersey Nets to win their third straight title.
    Fisher returned on March 13, 2001, upgrading the Lakers' defense, and he started the final 20 games of the season, averaging 11.5 points per game.
    More Details Hide Details Harper had been the regular starter, but he was sidelined since February 13 with injuries to both knees. The Lakers finished the regular season with an eight-game winning streak, and ended with 56 wins. Fisher started all of the Lakers 16 playoff games as they swept through the Western Conference, averaging 13.4 points per game and shooting a team best 51 percent from beyond the three point line. This included a career high 28 points on 6 for 7 three point shooting in game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs. In the Finals, the Lakers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers in 5 games, bolstered by Fisher's 18 points on 6 of 8 shooting from three point range in game 5 to help clinch the Laker's second straight title.
  • 2000
    Due to a stress fracture in his right foot, Fisher missed the first 62 games of the 2000–01 season.
    More Details Hide Details During his absence, the Lakers were not winning as frequently as the previous season, which led to teammates Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal rekindling their feud over the team's offense. Assistant coach Bill Bertka, however, believed a key factor in the team's struggles was the team's defense without Fisher.
    The Lakers advanced to the NBA Finals and defeated the Indiana Pacers in 6 games to win the 2000 NBA championship, Fisher's first.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    In the lockout shortened 1998-1999 season, Fisher played in all 50 games and started in 21, mostly serving as a backup for veteran Derek Harper.
    More Details Hide Details Fisher would once again start in all of the Lakers' playoff games, posting averages of 9.8 points and 4.9 assists per game as the Lakers advanced past the Houston Rockets in the first round before falling to the San Antonio Spurs in the second round in 4 games. Phil Jackson became the Lakers' head coach prior to the 1999–2000 season, and with him brought veteran point guard Ron Harper, who had started for three of Jackson's Chicago Bulls championship teams. Jackson historically preferred big guards. Being both smaller and playing more like a traditional point guard, and not being much of a shooter, Fisher worked hard on his shooting during the offseason to increase his value to the new coach. He started in 22 of 78 games for the season, backing up both Harper and Kobe Bryant when injured.
  • 1997
    In the 1997–98 season, Fisher started 36 of 82 games, backing up Nick Van Exel.
    More Details Hide Details He started all 13 games in the playoffs and averaged 6 points per game as the Lakers advanced to the Western Conference Finals before losing to the Utah Jazz in 4 games.
  • 1996
    Fisher was selected 24th overall in the 1996 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, and spent his first eight seasons with them.
    More Details Hide Details He made his NBA debut in an early season game against the Phoenix Suns, tallying 12 points and five assists. Over the course of his rookie season, Fisher appeared in 80 games, averaging 3.9 points, 1.5 assists and 1.2 rebounds. He was selected to the Schick Rookie Game during the All-Star Weekend in Cleveland and had 16 points and six assists.
    Selected by the Lakers with the 24th pick in the 1996 NBA draft, he spent his first eight seasons with the franchise, winning three consecutive league championships (2000–2002) with teammates Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal and coach Phil Jackson.
    More Details Hide Details After the 2003–04 NBA season he signed as a free agent with the Golden State Warriors, later being traded to the Utah Jazz, whom he helped lead to the Western Conference finals. Due to his daughter's health, he asked to be released from his contract in 2007. He rejoined the Lakers and won two more NBA titles with Bryant and Jackson. In 2012 he was traded to the Houston Rockets, where he bought out his contract and was waived at his request.
    Fisher played college basketball for the Arkansas–Little Rock Trojans, earning the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year in 1996.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Born on August 9, 1974.
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