Sources: Derek Fisher joining LA Sparks as head coach

The Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA have hired Derek Fisher as head coach, sources told ESPN. Fisher, a five-time NBA champion player and former head coach of the New York Knicks, will be introduced at a news conference on Friday in Los Angeles, sources said. Fisher will inherit a team that includes two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker. Fisher is the 12th head coach in Sparks history, which includes Michael Cooper, another ex-Lakers championship role player. The Knicks were a combined 40-96 with Fisher at the helm. He went 17-65 in 2014-15 as a rookie head coach and was fired the following season with the Knicks sporting a 23-31 record.