Ex-Knicks Coach Derek Fisher Exploring Comeback As Player
Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Police arrested former New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher on Sunday after crashing his car.

Former New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher crashed his car at 3 a.m. PT while driving on the Ventura 101 Freeway. The former NBA player and coach’s car flipped upon hitting a guardrail, according to TMZ Sports. When police arrived on the scene, Fisher was arrested and charged with a DUI.

He was joined by Gloria Govan, whose name might sound familiar to New York Knick fans. Govan was the wife of Warriors player Matt Barnes. Fisher and Barnes had an altercation during the 2015 offseason over Fisher’s relationship with Govan.

Fisher and Govan were not harmed in the accident.


Fisher sported a 40-96 career coaching record with the Knicks. Although the Knicks struggled to win games under Fisher, many believe Fisher’s extracurricular activities off the basketball court with Govan and Barnes turned off many within the organization.

New York Knicks

Please SUBSCRIBE to ESNY's Daily Newsletter, ESNY City Stream. Every piece of content included yet CUSTOMIZED to your New York Sports-team allegiance:

ESNY City Stream

NYY

NYM

NYG

NYJ

NYK

BKN

NYR

NYI

NJD

SJU