Phil Jackson finally got his man.
Former Los Angeles Laker point guard Derek Fisher will be taking charge of the New York Knicks on what is believed to be a five-year, $25 million contract.
Fisher held a press conference Tuesday morning in New York to discuss his aims and visions for his first stint as a head coach following 18 seasons in the NBA.
Most notably, the five-time champion strongly hinted the Knicks may attempt to incorporate the triangle offense:
#Knicks coach Derek Fisher says he thinks the triangle can help NY be more efficient and improve on defense. Hasnt commited to it yet.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 10, 2014
The Knicks had previously interviewed another multiple-time NBA Champion, Steve Kerr, for the vacant position before Kerr opted to take a job closer to his family’s California home with the Golden State Warriors.
Fisher’s first job will be to ascertain the future of the team’s relationship with potential free agent Carmelo Anthony.
The star forward has stayed remarkably quiet throughout the coaching search but with the July 1st free agency period looming, discussions must be had regarding his future.