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.