Ex-Knicks coach Derek Fisher may try comeback as player

ByIan Begley ESPN logo
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Ex-New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher hinted at a possible comeback on Tuesday night when he posted a workout video with the hashtag "Imnotdoneyet."

Sources told ESPN Wednesday that Fisher has indeed been "exploring options and expressing interest in playing again."

It is unclear what those options are, specifically, but Fisher returning to the NBA after coaching in the league would be a rarity.

Fisher signed a multi-year contract to coach the Knicks in 2014 but was fired in February by team president Phil Jackson.

Since being let go by the Knicks, Fisher has appeared as a television analyst on NBA TV and TNT. Fisher turns 42 next month and would be the oldest player in the NBA if he returns to the league. Other options for Fisher would conceivably include playing for a team overseas.

A 6-foot-1 guard, Fisher played 18 years in the NBA. He helped the Lakers win five NBA titles, played in an NBA record 259 playoff games and won an NBA record 161.

Fisher was fired as head coach of the Knicks on Feb. 8 after a stretch in which the team went 1-9. Some speculated at the time that Fisher's off-court incident with Matt Barnes also played into his firing. But Fisher later denied that in a published essay.