Twitter reacts to Derek Fisher landing LA Sparks job

Article Image Derek Fisher Named New Head Coach of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks

Five-time National Basketball Association champion and former head coach of the New York Knicks, Derek Fisher, has found a new head coaching position with the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.

"I'm excited to be the new head coach of the LA Sparks", Fisher said in a team statement.

He replaces Brian Agler, who resigned last month after four seasons as head coach of the Sparks, including a WNBA Championship in 2016. "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".

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

Agler was 85-51 with the team and led Los Angeles to a championship in 2016.

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Fisher, who inherits a team that features two-time WNBA Most Valuable Player Candace Parker, will be introduced as the Sparks' new bench boss at a press conference Friday in Los Angeles. He is the winningest coach in WNBA history.

"Derek is a champion and proven leader on and off the court", Sparks executive vice president and general manager Penny Toler said.

Fisher played in the National Basketball Association for 18 seasons and helped the Los Angeles Lakers win five titles.

But that was back in 2016, and it's been almost three years since Fisher has gotten the chance to coach.

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