With just one win in their last ten matches, the New York Knicks have sacked head coach Derek Fisher.
Fisher, 41, loses his job just short of his second full season in New York.
For some fans the sacking is a long time coming, in Fisher’s first season, the Knicks finished 17-65 and their recent form has contributed to a 23-31 so far in the 2015/16 campaign.
The early sacking doesn’t bode well for Fisher who will now have to deal with be marked as having failed in the transition of player to coach.
Jackson, who is close friends with Fisher said:
“I know it’s a relief for him, taking away some of that stress from the job,”
“It’s also a person I have a long relationship with and care deeply about and hope for his success. It’s time for us to make a change, turn this team around and move forward and get some wins and keep going down the road we started here at the beginning of the year.”
With the Knicks in 12th, hopes of making the Play-Offs are all but dead, so the New York faithful will be looking to start fresh next season, with a new head coach.