Phil Jackson confirmed Friday that Derek Fisher is, "a person that's on my list of guys that could be very good candidate for this job."

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Welp, Fisher is officially available.

"There's for sure huge layers added to (this decision)," Fisher said, in his exit interview on Sunday, less than 24 hours after Oklahoma City was eliminated by San Antonio in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals.

While Fisher said that he wants to, "take a step back emotionally" and talk to his wife about what's next, it's obvious he's put thought to it and what options are there, if he does indeed want to being his coaching career.

"The personal relationship and professional relationship that I've had with Phil Jackson over the years, and being in the position that he's in. And also, with the Lakers having an opening, it for sure adds layers to it."

Jackson said last Friday that he believed the job would be occupied before July and it appeared, at that point, the only candidate that could have been holding things up was Fisher.

If Fisher is Jackson's guy, the Knicks shouldn't be as patient as they were with the Steve Kerr situation. Been there, done that. Right?

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