Best Potential Options to Join Derek Fisher's Staff with New York Knicks

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Best Potential Options to Join Derek Fisher's Staff with New York Knicks
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Congratulations on becoming head coach of the New York Knicks, Derek Fisher.

Now get to work. 

There is little time to bask in the end of New York's long, albeit exclusive, search for a new head honcho. Steve Kerr was supposed to fill the position long before now, so in a way, Fisher and the Knicks have ground to make up. 

First order of business? Assemble a team of assistants.

Head coaches receive all the attention and credit, but those working by their side, on the bench, sometimes behind the scenes, are incredibly important.

Especially in New York.

"Listening to his assistant coaches," ESPN.com's J.A. Adande wrote. "Fisher has much to learn, quickly." 

Learning the coaching ropes is a process Fisher won't be able to complete on his own. And while he has Phil Jackson to mentor him, associate coaches will be his in-game lifelines. 

Fellow newbies could find their way to New York, but the team must also seek out the right mix of experience and leadership. Think of the Jason Kidd and Lawrence Frank dynamic here—sans abrupt power struggle.

Though Fisher is going to lead the Knicks into a new era, he still needs a few good men lighting the way.

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