Report: Knicks to ramp up pursuit of Derek Fisher

espn.go.com Published: June 9, 2014

The New York Knicks' pursuit of Derek Fisher to be their new coach will ramp up this week and is widely expected to result in the hiring of the 18-year veteran guard, according to NBA coaching sources.



Sources told ESPN.com that new Knicks president Phil Jackson has been fully focused on Fisher since Steve Kerr unexpectedly decided to take the Golden State Warriors' job.

Jackson and the Knicks were recently fined $25,000 by the NBA for tampering after Jackson acknowledged in a press conference that he was interest in hiring Fisher. At the time, Fisher was still in the midst of playing with the Thunder in the Western Conference Finals.

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