Sparks appoint former Lakers guard Fisher as coach

Derek Fisher is the new coach of the Sparks

Derek Fisher coached the New York Knicks from 2014-16

Five-time National Basketball Association champion and former head coach of the New York Knicks, Derek Fisher, has found a new head coaching position with the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.

The Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA have hired Derek Fisher as head coach, sources told ESPN.

Some 35 months since coaching his last National Basketball Association game Fisher has resurfaced in Los Angeles now hoping to revitalize a coaching career that went from promising to punchline in a NY minute.

OFFICIAL: Brian Agler has resigned as Los Angeles Sparks head coach.

An introductory news conference is set for noon Friday during which Fisher, All-Star center Candace Parker, Penny Toler, executive vice president and general manager, and Eric Holoman, managing director and governor who is a member of the Sparks ownership group, will participate.

Agler had previously led the Sparks a WNBA championship in 2016.

"Derek is a great basketball mind who brings a ton of high-level experience to our team", Parker said.

Derek Fisher is taking his coaching talents to the WNBA.

The Los Angeles Sparks are excited to announce the hiring of five-time NBA Champion Derek Fisher as Head Coach.

This is the first-time he has been a coach of a WNBA franchise.

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