Derrick Fisher is a 38-year-old American professional basketball coach and former player. He is the current head coach of the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Fisher played 18 seasons in the NBA, winning five championships with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Fisher was raised by his mother, Frances, and stepfather, Elwyn. He has an older sister, Tonya, and a younger sister, Shameka. His father, Howard, was not a part of his life. Fisher attended Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School in Little Rock, where he played basketball for head coach Darwin Thomas. As a senior in 1995–96, he averaged 19.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 3.5 steals per game, leading his team to the state championship. He was named the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-Arkansas Preps Player of the Year, the ASWA All-State Player of the Year and a USA Today All-USA Second Team honoree.
Fisher accepted a scholarship to play college basketball at the University of Arkansas. He chose the Razorbacks over offers from Iowa State, Kansas State and Holly Warlick's University of Tennessee. As a freshman in 1996–97, he started all 32 games for the Razorbacks and averaged 10.1 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.4 steals per game. He was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team. In the summer of 1997, Fisher played for the United States at the FIBA Under-19 World Championship, which was held in Greece. He averaged 5.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists in nine games.
As a sophomore in 1997–98, Fisher averaged 12.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game. He was named a second-team All-SEC selection by the AP. In the summer of 1998, he played for the United States at the Goodwill Games in New York City. He averaged 9.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists in eight games.
As a junior in 1998–99, Fisher averaged 15.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.9 steals per game. He was named a first-team All-SEC selection by
How old will Derrick Fisher be in 2020?
Derrick Fisher will be 40 years old in 2020.
How many days old is Derrick Fisher?
Derrick Fisher is currently 37 years old. He was born on August 9, 1981, meaning that as of August 9, 2018, he is 37 years, 0 days old.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many games did Derek Fisher win in his career?
Fisher’s 259 games played in the playoffs is a career record. He also holds the record for most consecutive game played (161) in playoff history.
Who is Derek Fisher’s ex-wife Candace Fisher?
Derek Fisher’s ex-wife Candace Fisher is an American model, actress and former basketball player. She was married to Derek Fisher from 2000 to 2016.
What happened to Derek Fisher New York Knicks?
Fisher's time as head coach of the Knicks was short-lived and he was fired after only 21 games. His firing was reportedly due to clashes with players and an overall poor coaching rating.
How old is Derek Fisher?
Derek Fisher was born on 9 August 1974. As of today, this makes him 49 years old.
Where did Derek Fisher go to high school?
Derek Fisher attended Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.