Leaks of a done deal between the New York Knicks and Derek Fisher are beginning to trickle in, as he reportedly has agreed to become their new head coach.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is also reporting that the deal, which is being finalized, is for five-years, $25 million.
Earlier today it was reported that the Knicks were going to “ramp up” their efforts in trying to ink the longtime point guard. It appears that those efforts were successful.
One source close to the talks said Monday that “things could take shape quickly in the early part of the week.” The Knicks, though, are approaching this serious stage of talks with a hint of trepidation after the seemingly inevitable hiring of Kerr unraveled.
“Everyone felt that Kerr was a done deal too,” another source cautioned. “Only Phil knows.”
The Knicks shifted their focus from Steve Kerr to Fisher after the former decided to sign as the head coach of the Golden State Warriors instead of joining Phil Jackson in New York.
Fisher played 18 season in the NBA with five different teams. Jackson coached Fisher on all of his five Los Angeles Lakers championship teams from 2000 to 2010.