The Big Lead reported that Fisher and former Knicks player Tim Hardaway Jr happened to be dating the same woman at one time. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst talked about the connection on ESPN’s True Hoop Podcast:
“Correct me if I’m wrong, Kevin [Arnovitz], but Tim Hardaway Jr. had to go on the record to discuss whether he and Derek Fisher were involved with the same woman. I’m fairly certain he had to go on the record and said he had to deal with that. So it wasn’t just Matt Barnes.
“Phil [Jackson] failed to tell him that when you become a coach you have to move your dating sites up to the executive level,” Brian Windhorst laughed in response. “I mean I’m making a joke, but it’s also the truth. It’s now Tinder pro.”
Women trouble has happened to Fisher before as the media got a hold of the drama between him and NBA player Matt Barnes.