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Derek Fisher looks like he’ll be the next player to go directly from playing to coaching.

According to ESPN, the New York Knicks have come to an agreement with Fisher to become the teams new head coach.

The two sides are in the process of finalizing a five-year, $25 million deal, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Sources told’s Marc Stein that new Knicks president Phil Jackson has been fully focused on Fisher since Steve Kerr unexpectedly decided to take the Golden State Warriors’ job, when Jackson and essentially the whole league believed Kerr was bound for New York.

Fisher has played under current Knicks General Manager Phil Jackson for years as a Los Angeles Laker. With Jackson, Fisher won five championships.

Fisher was pegged to be a head coach for years after he decides to retire. His name became more talked about after Jackson’s favorite for the vacant job, Steve Kerr decided to take a job with Golden State as opposed to working for his former coach.

Source: ESPN