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Phil Jackson, Derek Fisher reunite as Knicks hire Fisher as coach
Phil Jackson, Derek Fisher reunite as Knicks hire Fisher as coach

Phil Jackson got his man. His second choice, anyway. A few weeks after Steve Kerr spurned New York by choosing Golden State, Jackson reached an agreement Monday with Derek Fisher to coach the Knicks, a Lakers reunion officially beginning with a Tuesday news conference 2,500 miles from Los Angeles. The Lakers ruled out Fisher last week as a candidate for their head coaching job because they wanted more experience, and they lost another candidate Tuesday because Kurt Rambis was expected to become the top assistant on Fisher's staff. Rambis was an assistant with the Lakers last season and was one of five coaches interviewed in person to fill the vacancy created when Mike...

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