Derek Fisher.

Derek Fisher is not actively pursuing a playing return to the NBA

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Derek Fisher's time as head coach with the New York Knicks was hardly ideal.

Having retired from playing in 2014 following a stint with the Oklahoma City Thunder, he was employed by Phil Jackson in the Big Apple to help deploy his cherished triangle offence.

After 20 months, 136 games, 96 losses and a number of disagreements, he was given his marching orders following an awful run of form in the 2015/16 campaign.

Fisher posted a video on his Instagram and Facebook accounts yesterday of himself practicing in the gym, sparking rumours that he was eyeing a return to the court in a playing capacity. According to Ian Begley of ESPN, the former L.A. Lakers man was "exploring options and expressing interest in playing again."

However, the man himself took to Twitter to insist he was not actively pursuing a return to the NBA, but would not turn down the call if one came his way. He said on-court workouts have been part of his training schedule since his playing days.

Fisher spent 18 years in the league and enjoyed a highly successful spell with the Purple and Gold, winning five rings on the coattails of Jackson and Kobe Bryant.

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His impact on the league was minimal in his final five years and it is unlikely he would be able to offer much at the age of 41. Although, it seems his coaching career in an equally tough position. His time with the Knicks was far from inspiring and it would take a brave general manager to give him another chance.

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