What Does History Teach Us About NBA Players Who Immediately Become Coaches?

Tuesday the New York Knicks hired Derek Fisher as their head coach. Less than two weeks ago Fisher was the backup point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder. By hiring Fisher the Knicks became the second New York City basketball team in as many years to hire a player in his first year of retirement as a head coach. The Brooklyn Nets tapped 19-year pro Jason Kidd a year ago.

Golden State Warriors getting a facelift: Mark Jackson named coach as rumors fly of Monta Ellis trade with 76ers

The Golden State Warriors are making some serious changes to the organization, and it’s starting right at the top: head coach and superstar. The Warriors now have a new coach, and soon they may have a new star.