Phil Jackson has been fined for tampering with Derek Fisher
That means that once he's officially retired, Phil Jackson can go after him and try to hire him as the new head coach of the New York Knicks.
Unfortunately for Jackson, he already discussed the possibility of Fisher coaching the Knicks in public, so that means he was technically tampering with an employee of another organization.
Jackson has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for tampering, thanks to his comments saying that Fisher would be a good candidate for the job.
I'm not sure if Fisher would actually be a good coach, since he obviously has zero experience. But Jason Kidd wasn't awful this year for the Nets after coming straight out of a Hall of Fame caliber career as a point guard, so perhaps Fisher could do the same.
Kidd had some early struggles, but he and the Nets looked a lot better as the year went on, and he showed that he can be a decent coach in the long term.
Fisher has always been known as a cerebral player, so perhaps he's the next one who could successfully make the leap.
If he eventually gets hired by the Knicks, then the $25,000 fine will just be chalked up to the cost of doing business. If not, then it's just a waste of money. Either way, I'm sure Jackson will be fine.