Derek Fisher | Biography

Posted On: 28 May, 2014

Derek Fisher | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth August 09, 1974
Age 43 Years 7 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Basketball Coach
Wife/Spouse Candace Fisher
Girlfriend No
Ethnicity Black
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? Not Yet
Married Yes
Net Worth $40 Million Dollars
Height 185 cm
Weight 95 kg
Children/Kids Tatum and Drew (twins), Marshall and Chloe

An American tall basketball player, Derek Fisher (birth name Derek Lamar Fisher) was born on 9th August 1974 in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S. With 17 years of experience, during his age he has won five ‘NBA championships’ generally called as Okc thunder associated with the ‘Los Angeles lakers’ and also has served as president of the ‘National Basketball Players Association (NBPA). Recently, he is playing for the ‘Oklahoma City Thunder’ of the ‘National Basketball Association (NBA) which is live telecast by espn. He is the all-time record holder in play-off games who has played in 244 career games over sixteen seasons. He also has been in the NBA lists as the 18th Greatest playoff moment of all time when he executed a winning score when only 0.4 seconds left in the game 5 of the 2004 Western Conference Semifinals against the ‘San Antonio Spurs’.

Fisher was born and raised by his parents in Little Rock, Arkansas. His Father John Fisher, was an retire military man who worked as a post office administrator in the same way his mother, Annette Fisher, worked at a bank. He gives his acknowledgement especially to his father for the success and achievements in his career. At a very young age, he got opportunity to get open to the elements in basketball and he was really influence from his brother, Duane Washington. Soon, he followed the footsteps of his brother towards becoming a basketball star. Fisher did his schooling from Little Rock’s Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School and after all he graduated when he was 18 years old from high school. Later on he joined University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) on a full scholarship and he proved to be one of the greatest players to suit up ever for UALR, with his school’s history for career points (1,393), assists (372), and steals (189) over all securing second position. With his success during his senior year, it has reached its maximum height when he received as the Sunbelt Conference Player of the Year. In the year 2005, he assured net worth of $700,000 to UALR towards the construction of its Jack Stephens Center auxiliary gym, it was established in order to work out on mentoring series for UALR student-athletes.

His greatest career moment on an NBA basketball court was in the 2004 playoffs against their rival, the San Antonio Spurs. Since both team had already won two games, so they had equal chances to be winner of Game 5 to win the series. The crucial one-point lead with just 0.4 seconds remaining scored by Fisher gave the lakers a Miracle victory to their fourth straight appearance in the NBA Finals. Fisher also joined the exodus, as free agency for the Golden State Warriors where he played two seasons with the warriors it was not so flop moment for him however, he left the Warriors for the Utah Jazz in 2006. During the CBA call for the NBA, his estimated salary was $1.4 million and the contract was for more than three years.

In February 19, 2005, Fisher married Candace Patton the ceremonies were conducted with the offering of rings to each other and later in the following year his wife gave birth to fraternal twins, they were son, Drew and daughter, Chloe. For more information, we can in wiki and also from his official website We also can get his latest updates from social networking sites such Facebook and twitter.