Derek Fisher Fired, Kurt Rambis to Be Interim HC: Twitter Reacts to Knicks Moves

February 8th, 2016 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »

The New York Knicks fired head coach Derek Fisher on Monday, less than 24 hours after losing their fifth straight game and ninth in their last 10.

Fisher, 41, was 40-96 in his season-and-a-half on the Knicks bench. He'll be replaced by Kurt Rambis, a longtime Phil Jackson confidante who previously served as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves.  

Respected NBA gambler Haralabos Voulgaris offered this, um, candid assessment of Rambis' coaching bona fides:

Adding credence to Voulgaris' take was HBO's Bill Simmons, who mixed candor with concerning statistics:

As with all things on earth, it did not take long for Crying Jordan to get involved:

Rodger Sherman of SB Nation perhaps put Fisher's tenure—and the Knicks' organizational philosophy as a whole—best:

Fisher's hiring was controversial from the beginning. He was brought in directly after his retirement from playing and given the security of a five-year, $25 million contract. The Knicks floundered in his first seaso ...

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