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Sparks fire HC/GM Derek Fisher after 3 seasons

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Los Angeles Sparks have fired head coach Derek Fisher. He was also serving as the team’s general manager.

Fisher had been with the team for the last three seasons. He was 49-39 during the team’s last three regular seasons.

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“On behalf of our ownership group, I want to thank Derek for his efforts and contributions to the Sparks franchise,” team exec Eric Holoman said.
“We wish him the best moving forward. I have full confidence in Fred Williams to step into the role of interim head coach, bringing a wealth of experience leading WNBA teams.”

Williams has been an assistant coach under Fisher for the past three seasons. Before joining the Sparks, he was the Tulsa Shock and Dallas Wings head coach from 2014 through 2018.

The team was initially located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Then, the team moved to the Dallas Fort Worth area.

He also served as head coach of the Utah Starzz and Atlanta Dream.

The Sparks were 5-7 this season before this announcement was made. Williams will make his debut on Saturday, June 11th against the Las Vegas Aces.

“I want to thank the LA Sparks organization, ownership, staff, players, and fans for the opportunity they have afforded me over the last four years as a part of this historic franchise,” Fisher said. “Their support has allowed me to grow as both a coach and front office executive and I am proud of what we have accomplished.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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