Derek Fisher Lands Basketball Coaching Job at a High School

Derek Fisher is heading back to school as he landed at job at Crespi Carmelite High School in LA, less than ten years after being the head coach of the Knicks.

It is Fisher’s first job back in the realm of basketball since he was fired by WNBA team the Los Angeles Sparks in June of 2022.

Crespi High are very happy to have the five-time NBA champion coach their team since he will bring a wealth of experience, school athletic director Brian Bilek explained.

“We are honored and excited to welcome Coach Fisher to the Crespi Family,”  Bilek said in a statement, per “Coach Fisher brings to Crespi his strong work ethic, leadership, and discipline that are rooted in his Christian faith.”

In a statement released by the school, Fisher said, “Coaching and teaching is a true passion and I look forward to continuing this focus on the next generation of young student-athletes. Go Crespi!!”

Fisher played 18 seasons in the NBA and was one of the key role players beside Lakers legends Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal in the early 2000’s.

After his playing career was done, he was appointed was head coach of New York in 2014 but was fired after two seasons as he was only able to produce a 40-96 record in that time. Let’s hope it’s third time lucky.

Crespi High competes in an extremely competitive league that includes schools like  Sierra Canyon – where Bronny James, Marvin Bagley III and Brandon Boston Jr. have previously suited up.

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