LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Derek Fisher was fired as the New York Knicks head coach Monday.
Fisher lead his team to a 23-31 record this season, and the Knicks had lost their last nine out their last ten games.READ MORE: 'The Public Needs To Know': High Levels Of E. Coli Bacteria Found In Echo Park Lake
He’ll be replaced by another former Los Angeles Lakers great Kurt Rambis, who was named interim head coach of the New York Knicks.
Fisher thanked Phil Jackson, James Dolan, and also his players and staff.
“Obviously, I’m disappointed, but have learned an immense amount from this experience and hope to grow from it,” he said.READ MORE: Only On KCAL 9: Tarzana Woman Tells Speaks Out On Surviving Violent Home Invasion
He was a five-time champion for the Lakers, and has been known as one of the league’s smartest players.
With Kobe Bryant announcing his retirement earlier this year, the Lakers are approaching the end of the “Kobe era” and will have to start looking towards the future with their young rookie sensations Julius Randle and D’Angelo Russell.
The Lakers, who are normally used to being atop the standings, find themselves holding an 11-42 record, and are currently in last place in the Western Conference.
Current head coach Byron Scott has a career record of 32-103 in the year and a half he has been serving as head coach.MORE NEWS: Rylee Goodrich Killed, Anthony Barajas On Life Support After Being Shot Inside Corona Movie Theater
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