It was the talk of the sports world yesterday when news broke that the search for the New York Knicks head coach is over. The position will be filled by 18 year NBA veteran, Derek Fisher, will be accepting the Knicks head coaching job, according to Knicks President Phil Jackson.

“Today marks the next step of this journey for the New York Knicks franchise as we name Derek to lead the team as its head coach.” Jackson said. “Our relationship began 15 years ago, and over time, it has come clear to me that he and I can form a great partnership once again.”

The Knicks made an official announcement that they were giving Fisher the head coaching job at a press conference today. Fisher accepted the position just nine days after retiring his 18-year NBA career.

"I’m excited to embark on the next phase of my basketball career and look forward to coaching a Knicks team that fans can be proud of,” Fisher said. “It’s an honor to work alongside Phil Jackson, who is both a legend and friend as we strive together to reach our ultimate goal of bringing a championship back to New York.”

It will be exciting to see if Fisher can achieve this goal and make the transition from player to coach.

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