Los Angeles Sparks hire Derek Fisher as head coach

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This will be Fisher's first coaching position since being fired 54 games into his second season as coach of the NBA's New York Knicks in 2016. Last year, the Sparks reached the second round of the WNBA playoffs before being eliminated by the Washington Mystics.

The Los Angeles Sparks have hired former National Basketball Association player and New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher as their head coach, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

Before becoming a coach, Fisher played for 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association.

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Fisher will be the 12th head coach in Sparks history, which includes fellow former Laker Michael Cooper.

Fisher takes over a talented team led by two-time MVP Candace Parker. He went 17-65 in 2014-15 as a rookie head coach and was sacked the following season with the Knicks sporting a 23-31 record. "Derek is a champion and proven leader on and off the court". 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. "I look forward to working with someone with championship pedigree and who has a track record of strong leadership".

He fills the void created when Brian Agler, who reigned in November after four seasons, including leading Los Angeles to the WNBA championship in 2016.

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