Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Sources told ESPN that Phil Jackson plans to talk with Derek Fisher about the New York Knicks' coaching job.

Sources told Monday that Jackson is planning to connect with Fisher by week's end, giving the Oklahoma City Thunder guard some time to decompress after his team was eliminated by San Antonio Saturday night in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals.

One source cautioned that the discussion shouldn't be classified as a formal interview, given the long and close working relationship between Jackson and Fisher during their two stints together as coach and player with the Los Angeles Lakers. But another source close to the process told that he thinks Fisher will ultimately find the allure of coaching in New York under Jackson too difficult to pass up.
Jackson was fined $25,000 by the league for tampering with Fisher for openly discussing the prospect of hiring his former player during a news conference last week.

Fisher has been in the league for 18 seasons as a player.
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