The New York Times and several other publications are reporting that Derek Fisher will be the next head coach of the New York Knicks.

Howard Beck of Bleacher Report is reporting that Fisher, who played for Knicks head of operations Phil Jackson when he coached the Los Angeles Lakers, has accepted the position – but a deal is not yet finalized.

After their first choice former Chicago Bulls player  Steve Kerr agreed to accept the coaching job of the Golden State Warriors following a long courtship period, the Knicks were rumored to be looking at quite a few former players who learned under Jackson’s coaching.

According to CBS Sports, the Knicks were waiting for Fisher’s season with the Oklahoma City Thunder to end before they seriously started pursuing him for the position.

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