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Derek Fisher fired as Los Angeles Sparks head coach, general manager

CBS News Los Angeles: The Rundown (June 7 AM Edition)
CBS News Los Angeles: The Rundown (June 7 AM Edition) 02:11

The Los Angeles Sparks say they are parting ways with Derek Fisher, the team's general manager and head coach, the organization announced Tuesday.

"The Sparks and I have mutually agreed to part ways as I shift my focus back to pursuing other opportunities and private endeavors," Fisher said in a statement. "It has been an amazing ride and I wish the entire LA Sparks organization great success moving forward."

The move comes as the Sparks are off to a 5-7 start on the season and are in 8th place in WNBA standings. 

Fisher, who was part of five NBA championship-winning Laker teams, was hired as the Sparks head coach in 2018. He was named general manager two years later.

The Sparks says they will immediately launch a search for its next general manager, but in the meantime, Assistant Coach Fred Williams will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the 2022 season.

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