Sparks appoint former Lakers guard Fisher as coach

Carrie Guzman
December 8, 2018

He coached the Knicks from 2014-2016. Last year, the Sparks reached the second round of the WNBA playoffs before being eliminated by the Washington Mystics.

On Wednesday, Fisher was hired as head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks, one of the WNBA's most successful franchises but one far removed.

Fisher, 44, helped the Los Angeles Lakers win five National Basketball Association titles during his 18-season playing career and served as president of the players' union. "Derek is a champion and proven leader on and off the court".

Fisher's tenure as a head coach in the National Basketball Association did not go well, posting a 40-96 record in a bit more than a season and a half.

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He has now found his way back to coaching, but in the WNBA. "Derek is a proven victor, tough under pressure and is a true believer in the power of the WNBA and the opportunities it provides for women on and off the court".

The former National Basketball Association player and coach will be introduced at a news conference on Friday. "I look forward to working with someone with championship pedigree and who has a track record of strong leadership".

Agler was 85-51 with the team and led Los Angeles to a championship in 2016. His introductory press conference will take place on Friday.

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