UPDATE: The Los Angeles Sparks officially announced the hiring of Fisher as head coach on Wednesday.
An introductory news conference is set for noon Friday during which Fisher, All-Star center Candace Parker, Penny Toler, executive vice president and general manager, and Eric Holoman, managing director and governor who is a member of the Sparks ownership group, will participate. He led the team to a WNBA title in 2016, becoming the only head coach in the league's history to win with two different franchises. He went 40-96 in two seasons at the helm for the New York Knicks and was sacked midway through his second season after the team posted a 23-31 record. The Sparks defeated the Minnesota Lynx, 75-68, in the first round of the playoffs, then lost to the Washington Mystics, 96-64, in the second round.
He has now found his way back to coaching, but in the WNBA. "I look forward to working with someone with championship pedigree and who has a track record of strong leadership".
Fisher, 44, helped the Los Angeles Lakers win five National Basketball Association titles during his 18-season playing career and served as president of the players' union.