Derek Fisher is a basketball coach and a former America Basketball player. He is currently working as the general manager and head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks from the WNBA; Women’s National Basketball Association. Derek played most of his NBA seasons with Los Angeles Laker when he was a player. He also won five NBA championships while playing with Los Angeles Lakers. He played for several teams throughout his career, and some of them are Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, and Oklahoma City Thunder. Moreover, he has also worked as the president of the NBPA, National Basketball Players Association.
He was picked by the Lakers in the 1996 NBA draft with the 24th pick. Earlier, he played for Arkansas – Little Rock Trojans in College and was also awarded the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year in the year 1996. He has played with various NBA legends like Phil Jackson, Shaquille O’Neal, and Phil Jackson. He held the record of all-time NBA record holder in the Playoffs till 2020 as recently he was passed by Lebron James. In the 2004 Semi-finals, he hit a buzzer-beater in game 5, which is considered to be one of the greatest playoff moments of NBA.
Derek Fisher was born on 9th August 1974 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He completed his higher education at the Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School. He played the role of Letterman while playing college basketball. He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and majored in the subject of communications. He was an incredible player in his school time, which is why he was given the Sunbelt Conference Player of the Year award in his senior year. He had an average of 5.2 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 14.5 points per game.
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Derek’s NBA career kickstarted when he was picked in the 1996 NBA draft by Los Angeles Lakers and played in the same team for eight long years. His debut game was against Phoenix Suns, in which has scored 12 points and five assists. He averaged 3.9 points throughout his rookie season of 80 games. He started about 36 games out of 82 games and 13 games in the playoff. In the 98-99 season, he played 50 games and started out of them. Before the 1999-2000 season, Phil Jackson became the coach of the Lakers, and he preferred bigger guards for the team. So, to ensure his place in the team, Derek worked on his shooting skills and started 22 games out of the 78 in the next season.
Derek Fisher had a girlfriend, Candace Patton, whom he married in 2005. The couple has four children named; Tatum, Marshall, Drew, and Chloe. The couple got separated in the year 2016, due to which Derek had to pay an amount of $1.3 million each year to his ex-wide as spousal support.
Being one of the greatest NBA players, it is obvious that he would have a massive net worth.