Durant: Derek Fisher Would Be A Great Hire For The Knicks

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —  Derek Fisher has a lot on his mind right now.

Currently playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder, the 18-year veteran is trying to win the sixth NBA championship of his career. His team currently trails the Spurs, 1-0, in the Western Conference finals.

Oh, and despite not even being retired yet, he’s a candidate to be the next head coach of the Knicks.

President Phil Jackson is very interested in hiring Fisher, but the 39-year-old doesn’t plan to discuss the position until his season wraps up. That means the two might not start talking until late June if the Thunder play deep into the NBA Finals.

Kevin Durant, Fisher’s teammate and the star of Oklahoma City, believes that the longtime NBA point guard would be a terrific hire for the Knicks.

“Without a doubt,” the reigning scoring champion told the New York Post. “He’s a smart…

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