Los Angeles Sparks Hire Derek Fisher As Head Coach

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"I am thrilled to name Derek Fisher our next head coach", said Penny Toler, the Sparks' executive vice president and general manager, in a statement released by the team. Aside from having a solid 18-year National Basketball Association career, Fisher has professional coaching experience from his tenure as Knicks head coach back in 2014.

OFFICIAL: Brian Agler has resigned as Los Angeles Sparks head coach.

UPDATE: The Los Angeles Sparks officially announced the hiring of Fisher as head coach on Wednesday.

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Fisher helped the Los Angeles Lakers win five National Basketball Association titles during his 18-season playing career and served as president of the players' union.

Fisher will inherit a team that includes two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker.

Fisher becomes the 12 head coach in Sparks franchise history. "Derek is a champion and proven leader on and off the court". Agler had an 85-51 record with the Sparks and led the team to the 2016 WNBA championship. The Sparks defeated the Minnesota Lynx, 75-68, in the first round of the playoffs, then lost to the Washington Mystics, 96-64, in the second round. "With his wealth of experience as a former player and head coach, I can't think of a better steward for our basketball team moving forward".

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