Twitter reacts to Derek Fisher landing LA Sparks job
Derek Fisher has been hired to coach a professional basketball team in Los Angeles, only it’s not the Lakers.
Fisher will be the next head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Brian Agler resigned as the team’s head coach last week, leaving a vacancy that will be filled by the former NBA player and head coach.
After playing from 1996-2014, Fisher became a head coach of the New York Knicks. His tenure went poorly as the team was only 40-96 under him. He was fired part way through his second season amid an unprofessional scandal involving his girlfriend and another NBA player.
Many of the initial Twitter reactions to the news were negative, with folks alluding to some of Fisher’s questionable past actions.
Derek Fisher just one step closer to taking over for Luke Walton.
— Jason Patt (@Bulls_Jay) December 5, 2018
Yall trust Derek Fisher around wo…..let me chill. https://t.co/IfcWNzVEKR
— Bud Lane (@bud22089) December 5, 2018
Derek Fisher thinking about coaching in the WNBA then realizing he’ll be in a locker room full of half dressed women pic.twitter.com/gYxKK9hG8i
— Cody James (@realcodyjames_) December 5, 2018
How will Derek Fisher lie to get out of this contract? https://t.co/hLsygP0nRV
— joe (@JoeJoeColes) December 5, 2018
Derek Fisher, WNBA scandal…………collision course
— #ClubDub Promoter (@Scott_CEOofSUH) December 5, 2018
Derek Fisher gonna ruin those women in LA, coaching the Sparks. Someone’s husband gonna be at his neck once he starts dirtbagging
— Chubber Lang (@vinnydanegro) December 5, 2018
Am I the only one that feels Derek Fisher coaching a woman’s team seems wrong???
— Charlie's Grandson (@CharlieGomezIII) December 5, 2018