Getting to know Derek Fisher

Derek Fisher was born in Little Rock, Ark.,

Derek Fisher was born in Little Rock, Ark., and played for four years at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, where he finished second in program history in points, assists and steals. (Credit: AP / Jeff Chiu)

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After a seven-week hunt for a new head coach, Knicks president Phil Jackson found his guy in Derek Fisher, an 18-year NBA veteran and five-time champion with the Los Angeles Lakers under Jackson. Fisher agreed to a five-year, $25 million deal on Monday, June 9.

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