Reports: Derek Fisher Agrees to Coach the Knicks

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    Derek Fisher in the second half of Game 3 of the 2012 NBA Finals

    The Knicks are expected to name Derek Fisher as their new coach at a news conference Tuesday morning, according to reports. 

    The Oklahoma City Thunder guard, who played for Knicks president Phil Jackson in Los Angeles, takes over from Mike Woodson. He was let go in April, along with the entire coaching staff.

    Jackson said at the time that "the time has come for change throughout this franchise as we start the journey to assess and build this team for next season and beyond."

    The Knicks did not confirm the reports, other than saying they were planning a "major announcement."

    Several media outlets cited unnamed sources saying the longtime NBA guard agreed to terms with the Knicks on a deal that was still being finalized.

    The 39-year-old Fisher just completed his 18th season, finishing his career with the Thunder. He played under Jackson with the Los Angeles Lakers, and helped that franchise win five NBA titles. 

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