Derek Fisher is making quite the name for himself and it’s not a good one. Earlier today I posted a photo showing him going on vacation with Gloria Govan and her family for her birthday. The same Gloria who was married to Matt Barnes, and the same Matt who beat Fisher’s a**. Now there are rumors that Fisher also messed around with the same women his players on the Knicks dated.
At around the 30-minute mark of an episode of ESPN’s TrueHoop podcast on Wednesday:
A contributor named Big Wos said: “You just don’t seem like you’re taking your job seriously,” he said. “And if the players are supposed to be held accountable by this guy, and he’s in the same dating pool as them, that’s such a personal thing, the woman that you’re dating, and I think that every single player kind of understands that.
“Phil [Jackson] failed to tell him that when you become a coach you have to move your dating sites up to the executive level,” Brian Windhorst laughed in response. “I mean I’m making a joke, but it’s also the truth. It’s now Tinder pro.”
Windhorst: “Correct me if I’m wrong, Kevin [Arnovitz], but Tim Hardaway Jr. had to go on the record to discuss whether he and Derek Fisher were involved with the same woman. I’m fairly certain he had to go on the record and said he had to deal with that. So it wasn’t just Matt Barnes.”
As far as we can tell, if there was indeed a situation between Hardaway and Fisher, it never bubbled over publicly. During the Barnes fiasco, there was an offhand allusion to rumors of a love triangle involving Hardaway and Fisher (and one involving Fisher and Cleanthony Early) on a small web site called Sneaker Mob, and a few offhand tweets.
via The Big Lead
Fisher got the boot from the Knicks and with stories like these floating around along with his coaching shortcomings, it’s highly unlikely he’ll get another head coaching position. Most likely he’ll have to take an assistant’s job and work his way up.