Derek Fisher is a former professional basketball player and current general manager and head coach of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks. Over his 18 season NBA career, Fisher won 5 NBA Championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and also spent time with the Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, and Oklahoma City Thunder. He also served as President of the NBA Players Association (NBAPA) from 2006 - 2013, guiding the NBAPA through two different player lockouts. Fisher played his collegiate career at University of Arkansas, Little Rock and was the 24th overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft. He was the Sun Belt Conference Player of Year in 1996 before being selected by the Lakers. Following his retirement from basketball in 2014, he was immediately hired as head coach of the New York Knicks, for which he served for 3 seasons. Fisher has also transitioned to the on-camera audience as an analyst for Turner Sports NBA programming and joined Spectrum SportsNet as an in-studio analyst for the Los Angeles Lakers. Fisher was named head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks in late 2018 and will begin his first season as head coach in 2019. In late 2020, the Sparks promoted Fisher to general manager as well as maintaining his duties as head coach. Fisher is also an active professional speaker and is available to be booked.