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Posted May 19, 2014 by Luis Mercado in Sports
 
 

Phil Jackson Reportedly Willing To Wait For Derek Fisher Decision As Head Coach

After losing out on Steve Kerr for the New York Knicks head coach position, Phil Jackson is on the hunt once again.

This time for yet another one of his “pupils” in Oklahoma City Thunder backup point guard Derek Fisher.

According to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne, Jackson is willing to wait to get his man. Although it is no guarentee that Fisher would want to end his playing career to coach next season.

Fisher’s interest in coaching remains a matter of debate, with Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks telling the New York Daily News over the weekend that it wouldn’t surprise him if the 18-year-veteran decided to play on for one more season. Either way, Fisher is trying to deflect all questions about his future — as a coach or front-office executive — until after the playoffs, hoping to limit distractions as the Thunder prepare to face the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals starting Monday night.

If Fisher passes up that job then I’m not sure who Jackson has left in options for the type of coach that he is looking for. Someone he can teach his ways and pass on the knowledge he possessed as a head coach that won 11 championships.

What about Scottie Pippen? Or Robert Horry? Hmm.

Let me know what you think?