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Lakers will not pursue Derek Fisher for coaching job
Lakers will not pursue Derek Fisher for coaching job

The Lakers have decided they need a coach with previous NBA coaching experience, which means one thing for Derek Fisher: He isn't a candidate. The Lakers think Fisher will be a solid NBA coach or executive at some point, but their initial curiosity about him has been replaced by a desire for actual experience, the latest turn in a deliberately slow coaching search approaching the six-week mark. Fisher, however, has been mentioned as a candidate to fill New York's coaching vacancy, which would reunite him with Knicks team President Phil Jackson. Fisher will be 40 in August and still hasn't decided whether to retire as a player after averaging 5.2 points this season for...

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