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Derek Fisher (born Derek Lamar Fisher on August 9, 1974 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American basketball coach and former player. Derek grew up in Little Rock, attending Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School where he was a letterman in basketball. He enrolled in the University at Arkansas at Little Rock and graduated with a degree in communications. However, his success on the basketball court, becoming the school’s second all-time point scorer, caught the attention of the NBA. The Los Angeles Lakers drafted Derek in 1996, and he went to play his first eight seasons with the team. He’s known for “The 0.4 Shot.” During the 2004 Western Conference Semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs, Derek made the game winning shot with 0.4 seconds left. After playing with the Lakers, Derek played two seasons with the Golden State Warriors and two with the Utah Jazz. Derek returned to the Lakers in 2007 and played five seasons with them. By the time he left the team in 2012, he had won the NBA championship a total of five times. Derek finished his basketball career with the Oklahoma City Thunder, retiring as a player in 2014. That year, he was hired by the New York Knicks to be the team’s head coach.
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Derek Fisher is best known as professional basketball player, winning the NBA championship with the L.A. Lakers five times.
Derek is the younger brother of NBA player Duane Washington. In October 2015, Derek was in a physical altercation with former Lakers teammate, Matt Barnes. Matt attacked Derek when he discovered his then estranged-wife, Gloria Govan, was seeing Derek. Derek filed for divorce from his wife, Candace Fisher, in March 2015. They have four children together: twins Tatum and Drew, Marshal and Chloe.