A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press Derek Fisher will be introduced Tuesday as the new coach of the New York Knicks.
The Knicks did not confirm the hiring, other than saying they were planning a “major announcement” with team executives. The person who confirmed the deal spoke on condition of anonymity because neither side authorized the public disclosure of any information related to the deal.
The 39-year-old Fisher just completed his 18th season, finishing his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He played under Knicks President Phil Jackson with the Los Angeles Lakers, and helped that franchise win five NBA titles.
SOURCE SAYS CAVALIERS TO INTERVIEW MARK PRICE: In Cleveland, a person familiar with the interview said former Cavaliers star guard Mark Price will meet with the team about its coaching job.
Price will sit down with members of Cleveland’s front office on Tuesday, said the person who spoke Monday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team is not making any plans public.
A smooth-shooting point guard, Price was a four-time All-Star in nine seasons with the Cavaliers. His No. 25 jersey was retired by the team in 1999.
Price spent last season as an assistant coach with Charlotte. He’s the sixth known candidate to meet with Cleveland.
The Cavs are in the fourth week of their coaching search as they look to replace Mike Brown.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer was first to report Price’s interview.