Derek Lamar Fisher is an American basketball coach and former player. He most recently served as the head coach of the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association . He played professionally in the NBA forseasons, spending the majority of his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom he won five NBA championships. He has also served as president of the National Basketball Players Association .
Fisher was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. He attended Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School in Little Rock, where he was a letterman in basketball.