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Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher; Rambis interim head coach

Derek Fisher was fired as New York Knicks coach Monday, with his team having lost five straight and nine of 10 to fall well back in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Associate head coach Kurt Rambis was promoted to interim head coach at least through the rest of the season. Rambis, like Fisher an ex-Laker player, went 56-145 in two seasons as Minnesota's coach.

"It's time for us to make a change, turn this team around and move forward and get some wins and keep going down the road we had started here at the beginning of the year," President of Basketball Operations Phil Jackson said at the team's practice facility.

The Knicks have fallen to 23-31 midway...

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