Ex-Knicks Coach Derek Fisher Exploring Comeback As Player
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Former New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher posted a training video to Facebook hinting at a potential comeback.

Derek Fisher‘s head coaching tenure with the New York Knicks didn’t go as he’d planned. Fisher was abruptly fired in Feb. 2016, during his second season after reports of tension with mentor and boss Phil Jackson. It’s no surprise he’s considering a return as a player.

Fisher used the hashtag “Imnotdoneyet” in a training video on his Facebook, creating speculation about a potential comeback.

According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, Fisher has been, “exploring options and expressing interest in playing again.”

Per Begley, the comeback isn’t limited to the NBA. Fisher is also considering playing in China.

Fisher turns 42 on Tuesday and would be the oldest player in the league if he returned. In his final season, 2013-14, he was 39, played in 81 games and shot 38.1% from three-point range.

The 5-time champion’s reputation took a hit after he began dating the ex-wife of former teammate Matt Barnes. The off the court incident between the two players could cause teams to stay away from Fisher.

Regardless, it doesn’t look like a return to coaching is happening anytime soon. Not with the stigma of that “fight” attached to him.

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