Derek Fisher Focused On Bigger Picture

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Derek Fisher Focused On Bigger Picture 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:19 pm

Derek Fisher is having a tough time in his first season as head coach, but he insists the New York Knicks are taking the longview.


“For me, it’s just the beginning,” said Fisher. “For our team and organization, in terms of what we’re trying to build and where we’re going, it’s just the beginning.”


Fisher went straight from playing to coaching, unlike another Phil Jackson disciple in Brian Shaw. Jackson advised Shaw to get away from the game for a year before trying to become a coach.


“Given time and the right personnel, I think that he’ll get things in order," Shaw said of Fisher. “Phil Jackson has a track record of success, though this is his first time in this role. Once they get the pieces they need and the type of players that they need in that system, I think they’ll be fine.”


“He’s a guy that’s always cool, calm and collected, regardless of what the situation is,” Carmelo Anthony said. “He’s our leader, so if he’s discombobulated, then everybody’s going to be discombobulated. I think he’s doing a great job kind of staying the course and going through the journey with us.”


“It’s tough for him,” Stoudemire said. “He’s coaching a team where most of the guys are on the last year of their deals. So some players are playing for egos, some players are playing for different personal reasons. It’s tough to manage those types of personalities when it comes down to that type of contract structure.”

Via Andrew Keh/New York Times

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Re: Derek Fisher Focused On Bigger Picture 

Post#2 » by DarthDiggler69 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:48 pm

Knicks ship is sinking
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Re: Derek Fisher Focused On Bigger Picture 

Post#3 » by Rated T By CBRA » Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:42 pm

DarthDiggler69 wrote:Knicks ship is sinking

Don't think anyone is surprised by that - not sure what more they expected than the record they have now. Overhaul the whole roster and start from scratch.
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Re: Derek Fisher Focused On Bigger Picture 

Post#4 » by Rollie » Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:29 pm

Of course he's not concerned. As long a Phil is in the front office he has job security.
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Re: Derek Fisher Focused On Bigger Picture 

Post#5 » by your boy » Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:25 pm

at least they'll get a top pick
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Re: Derek Fisher Focused On Bigger Picture 

Post#6 » by jizzme » Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:03 am

Rollie wrote:Of course he's not concerned. As long a Phil is in the front office he has job security.


not necessarily true...jackson has already shown cracks that can lead to caving in and crumbling from media pressure. trying to justify trading away chandler to the media long after the trade and saying it'll take 5 years is probably bad thing to say
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