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  1. When Derek Fisher won his job

    Henry Abbott

    Phil Jackson came to the Lakers in 1999 with a hard-won reputation for preferring big guards. Meanwhile, the point guard he found in L.A., Derek Fisher, wasn't just little, but he was also, up to that point, not known as a shooter. Looking back no...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  2. No clean break for Billy Hunter and union

    Henry Abbott

    HOUSTON -- Billy Hunter was head of the National Basketball Players Association for more than a dozen years. The announcement of his parting took less than three minutes. Union president Derek Fisher, who supported Hunter for several years befo...

    Blog | February 16, 2013
  3. Billy Hunter at the end of the line

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick McDermott/Getty Images Even if the union leader can avoid criminal charges, NBA players deserve better. In spring 2012, players union president Derek Fisher sounded the alarm about troubles at the National Basketball Players Association, in...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  4. Rajon Rondo's fanciest trick

    Henry Abbott

    Jared Wickerham/Getty Images Rajon Rondo out-thinks people all the time -- sometimes including referees. Mavericks guard Derek Fisher fouled out with 1:07 left in the first overtime on what was, in slow-motion, a whopper of a flop by Rajon Rondo. F...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  5. Serge Ibaka: Shane Battier "big time" flopper

    Henry Abbott

    The Thunder big man also identifies Mario Chalmers and Derek Fisher as floppers....

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  6. Do teams need to flop?

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images Charges are prime flop opportunities. With Derek Fisher on the Thunder, the Lakers hardly take any. As Dave McMenamim reported on ESPN LA, Kobe Bryant says he is against flopping and does not intentionally take charges...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  7. Derek Fisher takes on Billy Hunter

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick McDermott/Getty Images Sport A long-tense relationship explodes. Back in the lockout, a common theme was that David Stern was looking to massacre, destroy or otherwise obliterate the National Basketball Players Association. It was never ...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  8. Jeremy Lin among Time's 100 most influential

    Henry Abbott

    Time has named the most influential 100 people in the world. The list includes Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and the like ... and one NBA player. It's not LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard or even union president Derek Fisher. Tha...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  9. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Darius Soriano of Forum Blue and Gold on Derek Fisher: "He became a player that superstars looked to for guidance but role players saw as one of their own. He was part player, part coach. Part clutch performer and part motivational speaker. He was an...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  10. Players' new legal leaders speak

    Henry Abbott

    In announcing the legal strategy of disclaiming the union, Billy Hunter and Derek Fisher are effectively handing the process of getting NBA players back to work with their outside attorneys Jeffrey Kessler and the newly appointed David Boies. Boie...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  11. Three reasons for the new mood

    Henry Abbott

    Derek Fisher declared, "It gets tougher towards the end." Adam Silver said "we remain apart on both" systems and economic issues. "So from that standpoint," he added, "we're disappointed." But who will remember one more dose of gloom when, for ...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  12. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "NBPA President Derek Fisher and executive director Billy Hunter were by then kindling, ready to burn with the slightest match strike. They were angry over the way talks ended and the position of the owners t...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  13. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Richard Sandomir of The New York Times: "To some degree, Derek Fisher's active role is similar to the path carved by Gene Upshaw, the Oakland Raiders offensive lineman who took over as the executive director of the National Football League Players As...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  14. The moment the talks fell apart

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick McDermott/Getty Images October 4: The day talks to save the NBA season went haywire. David Stern, Billy Hunter, Derek Fisher, Adam Silver, Spurs owner Peter Holt, union lawyers Ron Klempner and Jeffrey Kessler ... with various others droppi...

    Blog | October 15, 2011
  15. Tough talk misses the point

    Henry Abbott

    David Stern says the two sides are separated by a "gulf." Players' association president Derek Fisher agrees. Either that gulf will be crossed, or the NBA has played its last game. There is no way that gulf can be crossed other than with conces...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  16. Bribing bad teams with more picks

    Henry Abbott

    Roger Mason Jr. -- a Knick and the vice president of the union -- spoke on his way through the lobby. NBA honchos David Stern and Adam Silver stepped to the microphones some time after that. After a little more waiting, the Lakers' Derek Fisher, the ...

    Blog | June 09, 2011