By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Los Angeles Sparks has hired Derek Fisher as the team’s new head coach. Fisher replaces Brian Agler.
Agler resigned in November after being the team’s head coach for four seasons.
This is the first-time he has been a coach of a WNBA franchise. He previously was the head coach of the New York Knicks.
Two years ago, Agler guided the team to the WNBA Championship in 2016. He also won the 2010 WNBA Championship with the Seattle Storm.
The 44-year-old Little Rock, Arkansas native last coached in 2016 with the Knocks. He was 40-96 in a year-and-a-half as head coach.
He went 17-65 in his first full season as head coach.
In his NBA career, he scored 10,713 points, 2,658 rebounds, and 3,804 assists. He averaged 8.3 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game.
He also won five NBA Championship, all with the Lakers.
Fisher played the 2013-14 season with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was part of the Los Angeles Lakers from 2007 through 2012.
He also played for the Thunder and the Dallas Mavericks in 2012.
He played one season with the Utah Jazz. He also played two seasons with the Golden State Warriors. He also played two seasons with the Golden State Warriors.
His career began with the Lakers, where he played from 1996 through 2004.