Former NBA player/coach Derek Fisher just booked a new gig while Raptors G League baller Kay Felder just lost his. Deets inside...
Derek Fisher, former NBA player and coach, will get another shot at coaching.
After getting fired as head coach of the New York Knicks in 2016, the five-time NBA champion will be taking over the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks team.
The Los Angeles Sparks are excited to announce the hiring of five-time NBA Champion Derek Fisher as Head Coach.
— Los Angeles Sparks (@LA_Sparks) December 5, 2018
"I'm excited to be the new head coach of the LA Sparks," the 44-year-old, who's engaged to Gloria Govan, said in a statement. "There is no finer organization in the WNBA and I can't wait to work with our ownership group, front office, talented players and staff to cement a culture of sustained excellence, which is what LA basketball fans demand -- and deserve."
He'll be coaching two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker and this is what she had to say about her new head coach:
"Derek is a great basketball mind who brings a ton of high-level experience to our team," Parker said. "I look forward to working with someone with championship pedigree and who has a track record of strong leadership. Derek has been a strong supporter of women's basketball for quite some time, so it's nice to officially welcome him."
Derek will be replacing former head coach Brian Agler, who resigned last month after four seasons.
His soon-to-be wife posted a congratulatory post on Instagram:
Kay Felder - Toronto Raptors G League player - has been CUT from the team following his domestic violence arrest a few days ago.
The 23-year-old point guard/2016 NBA Draft pick is being accused of choking a woman, leaving a mark on her neck.
Cops wouldn't confirm the identity of the accuser but multiple sources connected to the incident tell us the alleged victim is a woman who has known Felder for years.
We're told the two got into an argument after dinner and Felder allegedly got violent and choked her, leaving nasty marks on her neck. Our sources say the alleged victim was able to call a family member who then called police.
We're told paramedics responded to the scene and treated the alleged victim.
Law enforcement confirms Felder was booked for assault and utter threats. He's been released from custody and is due back in court later this month.
The Raptors 905 released a statement announcing the cut:
"On Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, Raptors 905 guard Kay Felder was charged by police in connection with an allegation of domestic violence. Raptors 905 have waived Felder, effective immediately. As this matter is before the courts, Raptors 905 will not comment further."
This ish has to STOP.