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Derek Fisher tries to hang tough through Knicks' woes
Derek Fisher tries to hang tough through Knicks' woes

Derek Fisher used to wipe celebratory champagne from his eyes. Now he surely wishes he could close them until mid-April. His first season as New York Knicks coach has been surreal, in case a .191 winning percentage somehow misses the point. Those sunny days in Los Angeles — five championships as a player — couldn't be further away, but Fisher tried to sound brave when talking about a lost season. "I think in a lot of ways that's what leadership is, not to gloat and smile and be happy when things are going well and take all the credit but still be consistent in who you are even when things aren't going well," he recently told reporters....

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