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.
Remember a few years ago when the Cleveland Cavaliers decided that Mike Brown was not the guy to take their franchise to the next level and unceremoniously dumped him? Yeah, looks like they’re regretting that decision.
I don’t know about you, but there were several sports-related events that I found interesting this weekend. Kind of a hodge-podge of different topics, mind you, but these events weren’t totally focused on scores and statistics. Let me list a few for you to consider.
Today’s Best: Anna Kournikova, Why Sitting is Killing You, and Video of a Hilarious High School Dunk by Rajon Rondo
In today’s edition, Anna Kournikova looks good while putting her house on the market, Bill Simmons breaks down Phil Jackson, an infographic breaks down why sitting is literally killing you, and a trip into the archive provides a hilarious high school drunk by Rajon Rondo. And a whole lot more.
With the Lakers having been swept by the Dallas Mavericks, they lose more than just a shot at a three-peat. Their current dynasty is effectively over. But they have delivered an era of basketball that should not be forgotten.