Could the Knicks appoint Derek Fisher as new coach?

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It is a largely accepted fact that Mike Woodson is living on borrowed time as New York Knicks head coach.

His job has come under scrutiny for much of the season as the Knicks have struggled to perform with consistency. And since the arrival of new President, Phil Jackson, talk of possible replacements for Woodson has only increased.

The likes of Steve Kerr and Tyronn Lue have been mentioned by various reports, but now a new name has entered the fray.

NBA veteran Derek Fisher.

Fisher is currently still active with the Oklahoma City Thunder but the five-time title winning point guard plans to retire at the end of the season.

And now USA Today have linked him with a possible move to the Knicks front office.

Jackson and Fisher have a strong relationship dating from their time at the LA Lakers, and Today reporter Sam Amick believes that, with Jackson seeking to surround himself with 'his people' in New York, Fisher could be given the chance to lead the likes of Carmelo Anthony next season.

Of course as yet there is no official comment on the situation, but could the Knicks be about to follow the example of city rivals the Brooklyn Nets and appoint a respected NBA veteran into a rookie coaching position?

Undoubtedly Fisher has NBA experience, he has played in 240 playoff games for starters, but surely the Knicks as an organization should be focussing on bringing in someone with coaching credentials at a crucial time for the franchise.

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