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New York Knicks Fire Derek Fisher

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The franchise parts ways with its coach after a disastrous season and a half.

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

As reported by ESPN.com, the New York Knicks have fired Head Coach Derek Fisher. The Knicks stand at 23-31, 12th in the Eastern Conference, but have lost 9 of their last 10 games.

Fisher's tenure with the Knicks ends after he accumulated a 40-96 record over 1.5 seasons. He was an early hire by General Manger Phil Jackson, replacing Mike Woodson, who amassed a 109-79 record with the squad. Fisher had no previous head coaching experience when hired.

ESPN reports that Kurt Rambis will take over the position on an interim basis and that former Jackson disciples Brian Shaw and Luke Walton are candidates for the permanent job.