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Derek Fisher
Derek Fisher
Fisher with the Thunder
Personal information
Born Derek Lamar Fisher
September 8, 1974 (1974-09-08) (age 43)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Nationality American
Physical stats
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 200 lbs (91 kg)
Career information
High school Parkview Arts and Science Magnet
(Little Rock, Arkansas)
College Arkansas-Little Rock (1992-1996)
NBA Draft 1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24th
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career 1996-2014 (18 years)
Position Point guard
Jersey no. 2, 6
Career history
  • as player
1996-2004 Los Angeles Lakers
2004-2006 Golden State Warriors
2006-2007 Utah Jazz
2007-2012 Los Angeles Lakers
2012 Oklahoma City Thunder
2012 Dallas Mavericks
2013-2014 Oklahoma City Thunder
  • as coach
2014-2016 New York Knicks
(head coach)
Career highlights and awards


Derek Lamar Fisher (born August 9, 1974) is an American retired professional basketball player and former head coach. He is the president of the National Basketball Players Association. Fisher played College basketball at Arkansas-Little Rock. He was drafted 24th overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. He spent 12 years with the Lakers, (1996-2004, 2007-2012), winning 5 NBA championships. He has played 229 career playoffs games, the third highest in NBA history. While playing for the Lakers in the 2004 Western Conference Semifinals game against the San Antonio Spurs he made a shot with 0.4 seconds left on the clock which is listed as the 18th greatest playoff moment of all time.