It seems like Derek Fisher is Phil Jackson’s top choice for New York’s coaching vacancy with Steve Kerr off the board. On Wednesday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski, the two spoke briefly over the phone about the gig.
Jackson expressed his desire to engage Fisher in talks to become the Knicks coach, sources said. Fisher is expected to take the weekend to talk with his family and make a final decision about retiring from his 17-year NBA career in order to fully pursue coaching, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Fisher has been leaning strongly toward ending his playing career, and should that be his final decision, he’s expected to move forward with more substantive talks with Jackson next week, sources said.