Kevin Durant says Derek Fisher would be a great coach for the Knicks

According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, 2014 NBA MVP Kevin Durant had nothing but glowing things to say when asked about the possibility of Derek Fisher becoming the head coach for the New York Knickerbockers:
“Without a doubt. He’s a smart guy, smart mind. He’s a great motivator, great speaker and can really relate to a lot of guys and demands that respect from everybody. He’s a great locker-room guy. I’m sure he’ll do a great job.’’

Much like recent Golden State hire Steve Kerr, Fisher also has many years under Knick General Manager Phil Jackson whom he won five NBA rings playing for as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.

In addition to the Xs and Os Fisher inevitably picked up from Jackson he also has had great training in the player development area having worked in the off season for many years with player development guru Aubrey McCreary,

McCreary, coincidentally, was also my coach at Reno High School.

Even with these qualifications, Fisher is not a lock for the Knick job if he wants it according to Slam Magazine:

Whatever happens it will be a very interesting off-season for New York with the looming Carmelo Anthony free agency and what is seemingly becoming an increasingly convoluted search for a new head coach.

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