Derek Fisher :: Biography
One of the renowned names of sports world, “Derek Fisher” is a former basketball player and current basket coach. Recently, he is working as a head coach of New York Knicks of the ‘National Basketball Association (NBA)’. Fisher was born on August 9, 1974 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He carried an American nationality. Derek completed his high school education from the ‘Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School’ based in Little Rock. Later he joined the ‘University of Arkansas at Little Rock’. Fisher used to play as letterman in basket while studying at high school. He continued his sportsman spirit in basketball while studying at the college as well. Derek was ranked at third among all-time ‘UALR’ leaders where he made 125 three point field goals.
In the year 1996, he was selected for 24th overall 1996 NBA Draft by the ‘Los Angeles Lakers’. After spending first eight seasons with NBA Draft, he made his debut playing against the ‘Phoenix Suns’. During the whole rookie season, he appeared in total 80 games with making average points of 3.9, 1.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists. From the year 1997, he played 36 of 82 games backing up ‘Nick Van-Exel’. He made average points of 6 each game. Likewise, during the lockout season of 1998-1999, he played total 50 games where he served as backup for the veteran ‘Derek Harper’. Fisher missed first 62 games during 2000-01 seasons due to stress fracture in right foot. But he made his come back on March 13, 2001 with solid defense plan. His one finest playoff moments of career came while playing in Game 5 of ‘2004 Western Conference Semifinals’. Considering his good playing skills, he was signed for six year contract with the huge amount of $37 million by the ‘Golden State Warriors’. His opening games with Golden State didn’t prove good to his expectation. The team started performs well in the season of 2004-05. In 2000, he was acquired by ‘the Utah Jazz’. Fisher appeared in total 82 games of 2006-07 seasons. In 2007, he officially joined the ‘Los Angeles Lakers’ by signing three year contract with the huge amount of $14 million. He also faced criticism about his lackluster defensive performances during 2009 NBA Playoffs. But he came back to his good form with making 11 points each game, 50% shooting average and 44% three point % over the course of Finals. In 2012, he signed a contract with ‘the Dallas Mavericks’. He made average 8.6 points and 3.6 assists in just 25 minutes of start of the game. Later he was re-signed with ‘the Thunder’ for 2013-14 seasons. Fisher played total 81 regular season games while playing with ‘the thunder’. After his retirement, he was appointed as head coach by the ‘New York Knicks’ with signing a five year contract deal of $25 million.
Significance to his personal life biography, this spot genius is a married man. He got married to the beautiful lady named ‘Candace’. From his marital relationship with his wife, he has four children named ‘Tatum’, ‘Drew’, ‘Marshall’ and ‘Chloe’. Till date, there is no news published about his divorce with his wife. It seems like he is having a great time with his family. Once he fell into controversy when the female stalker accused him that she is his wife.
The talented basketball player has a great personality. Besides being a talented player, he also gets noticed by the media for his charming and dashing personality. He stands with an exemplified height of 6 feet 1 inches and carries weight of 95 kg. He is also noticed for unique tattoos made on his body. Fisher has achieved a lot in his career. Even at the age of 40, he is actively dedicating his time as a basketball coach. At the start of 2014, he has accumulated total net worth amount of $40 million. He might be getting handsome amount of salary for his work as a coach. More about him can be gathered from the wiki and reading his bio on IMDb. His fans can follow his recent updates news from his twitter account @derekfisher.