Apr 7, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith (8) handles the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder guard Derek Fisher (6) during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: New York Knicks expected to pursue Derek Fisher

Since Phil Jackson decided to join the New York Knicks, several of his former players’ names have come up in regards to potential openings, namely at head coach, the Knicks will have.

Current TNT broadcaster and former Phoenix Suns’ general manager Steve Kerr reportedly will be pursued to be the Knicks’ next head coach. Kerr played for the Chicago Bulls while Jackson was their coach.

According to Sam Amick of The USA Today, another former player Jackson might target in some form is Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Derek Fisher.

Fisher, of course, played for Jackson with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was on all five of Jackson’s championship teams in Los Angeles.

Earlier in the season, Fisher admitted that he was likely going to retire after attempting to win one more title with the Thunder this season, but that he didn’t just want to “sit around the house.”

If there is an offer on the table, Fisher will likely be very interested.

This season, Fisher is averaging 5.3 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.

Tags: Derek Fisher New York Knicks Oklahoma City Thunder Phil Jackson

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