Several former Knicks have experienced trouble with the law over the past few days. We begin with ex-head coach Derek Fisher, who could be in serious trouble with the law following an early-morning car crash:
Derek Fisher was arrested under the suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after his car overturned on the 101 Freeway in California early Sunday morning, according to the Los Angeles Daily News. Fisher and his one passenger, former reality TV star Gloria Govan, were both uninjured from the wreck.
The crash occurred shortly after 3 a.m. headed westbound in a 2015 Cadillac. The 42-year-old Fisher was driving when the vehicle veered right onto the shoulder, made contact with the median, and flipped over. Both Fisher and Govan were helped out of the car without harm, and Fisher was arrested without incident.
Fisher was probably the best Knicks coach since 2012-13 Mike Woodson—he at least assembled a decent staff (aside from Rambis, of course) and tried to preach defense—but could you even imagine the firestorm this incident would cause in New York if he was still minding the Knicks’ bench? It would be nice if the organization could find a coach who both taught defense and also didn’t get arrested.
In other legal news, legendary enforcer Charles Oakley rejected a deal to get charges dropped from the infamous February incident in the MSG stands, and plans to go to trial to prove his innocence. The trial is set for August 4. We’d all like this to go away at this point, I’m sure, but this was headed for trial ever since the Knicks decided to press charges. Oak isn’t exactly the “forgive and forget” type.
In more encouraging news, Kristaps Porzingis voted in his first Latvian election!
This is an important step to take in his inevitable march to become president of Latvia.
Returning to his day job, Kristaps also worked out, and posted a bunch of videos.
This is some early-career Brian De Palma production value right here!
Stay hungry, Kristaps.