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Luke Walton’s seat is most definitely warming on the bench of the Los Angeles Lakers, though at least he still occupies it.
However, that doesn’t concern former Lakers guard Derek Fisher, who according to Romona Shelburne of ESPN, has interest in the job Walton presently occupies.
Sources indicate Derek Fisher has interest in the Lakers job. Obviously Laker front office still compiling their… https://t.co/sIg9FqjUyE
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) April 25, 2016
Fisher has NBA head-coaching experience, having been the head coach of the New York Knicks in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.
Fisher’s Knicks went 17-65 in his first season at the helm and he was fired after 54 games — and a 23-31 record — in the 2015-16 campaign.
The 44-year-old spent 16 seasons in the NBA as a player, winning five championship rings as a member of the Lakers.
Fisher, the 24th pick of the 1996 NBA draft out of Arkansas by the Lakers, retired at age 39 after spending the 2013-14 season with the Oklahoma City Thunder.