Derek Fisher Birthday & Fun Facts

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Akinwalere Olaleye
Mar 01, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on Nov 08, 2023
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About Derek Fisher

Derek Fisher is a famous American basketball coach and former NBA player. Winning five NBA championships in his playing career, Derek Fisher set the mark for being the best NBA player with playoff records of 259 games played and 161 games won until his record was broken in 2020.

Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Derek Lamar Fisher had a knack for basketball from a very early age in his career. He joined the Los Angeles Lakers, where he met and formed a close bond with major league players like Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neil. After his basketball playing years ended, Fisher continued to make an impact in the basketball world by becoming a head coach. The direction of Fisher's career is an interesting arc that definitely leaves a mark in the history of the National Basketball Association of America.

Derek Fisher: Net Worth, Earning and Spending Habits

What is Derek Fisher's net worth?

Derek Fisher has amassed an estimated net worth of $50 million as of 2023.

How much does Derek Fisher earn per year?

Derek Fisher's primary source of income is his career as an American basketball coach. His annual salary is estimated to be $4 million as of 2023.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Derek Fisher?

Derek Fisher stands at a height of 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) tall.

How old is Derek Fisher?

Born on August 9, 1974, Derek Lamar Fisher is 49 years old as of August 2023.

Childhood And Education

Derek Lamar Fisher was born to Arnette and John Fisher in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. He has an older brother named Duane Washington, also a former NBA player who played for the Washington Bullets. Derek Fisher graduated from Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School. On the High School basketball team, Fisher was the letterman, showcasing his talents, skills, and passion for the sport.

Fisher went ahead to get a degree in mass communications at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock (UALR). Fisher concluded his college career as the school's second all-time player with 1,393 points, 472 assists, and 189 steals. He averaged 4.2 assists, 4.4 rebounds, and 12.4 points over 112 games. Each year, Derek Fisher led the basketball team in steals and assists. He set a college record by making 399 free throws in a single career, the highest number ever recorded. Fisher ranked third position among all-time UALR basketball leaders, having 125 three-point field goals made. In 1996, he was named the Sunbelt Conference Player Of The Year for averaging 5.2 assists, 5.2 rebounds, and 14.5 points per game.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Derek Fisher’s partner?

Derek Fisher is married to Gloria Govan. The duo got married in 2021 at Cielo Farms, Malibu, California. They were previously engaged in April 2018. Previously, Fisher was married to Candace Fisher, and they had four children together: Marshall, Chloe, and the twins Tatum and Drew. The couple got divorced in 2016.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

From 1992 to 1996, Derek Fisher played at Little Rock under Wimp Sanderson and Jim Platt, his head coaches. Fisher led Little Rock to 23 wins in its third National Invitation Tournament, and he was named the 1996 Sun Belt Player Of The Year. Still, in 1996, he received an honor from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) as part of the First Team All-District recognizing him as one of the top-performing basketball players in the district.

After graduating college, Derek Fisher was picked in the NBA draft in 1996. As the 24th overall pick during his rookie season by the Los Angeles Lakers, Fisher had the chance to play alongside Shaquille O'Neal and the legendary Kobe Bryant. He played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers concluded the regular 2000-2001 season with an eight-game winning streak, ultimately achieving 56 wins. During his time with the team, Fisher became the NBA champion thrice consecutively from 2000 to 2002.

In 2004, Derek Fisher left the Los Angeles Lakers and joined the Golden State Warriors. Fisher signed a $37 million six-year contract with the Golden State Warriors, where he also played as a point guard. In the 2005-2006 season, Fisher averaged 13.3 points per game. This was the highest season scoring average in his basketball career. However, he left the Golden State Warriors in 2006.

In 2006, Derek Fisher moved on to the Utah Jazz and continued to be a point guard for the team for a year. He appeared in all 82 games played in the 2006–07 season. During the same season, Fisher missed part of Game 2 in Salt Lake City due to his daughter's medical emergency. But he came in to play in the third quarter, where he got a standing ovation as he walked in. The Utah Jazz eventually defeated the Golden State Warriors 4 games to 1. However, they lost in the Western Conference Finals to the San Antonio Spurs.

In the following year, Derek Fisher returned to the Los Angeles Lakers and played with the team up until 2012. Fisher played with the team in NBA Championships and won again in 2009 and 2010. After he won the NBA finals for the fifth time, Derek moved on to be a free-agent point guard, showing his versatility and experience in the NBA.

In 2012, he played with the Miami Heat, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Dallas Mavericks. Later on, the NBA player signed on with the Oklahoma City Thunder again and played till 2014, when he retired from being a point guard and started coaching.

Derek Fisher started his coaching career in 2014 with the New York Knicks. He signed a $25 million deal with the Knicks as their head coach. Under his guidance, the New York Knicks made an overall record of 40-96. His appointment with the Knicks ended in 2016.

At the end of 2018, the former NBA player signed on with the Los Angeles Sparks as their head coach, and with a good career status, he became the general manager of the team in December 2020. In June 2022, Derek Fisher left the Los Angeles Sparks. Fisher's NBA statistics are 10,713 points, 2,658 rebounds, and 3,804 assists.

What awards has Derek Fisher won?

Derek Fisher has won the NBA championship five times: in 2000-2002, 2009, and 2010, with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was named the Sun Belt Player Of The Year in 1996 and won the All-Sun Belt Trophy twice, in 1995 and 1996.

Other Interesting Derek Fisher Facts And Trivia

  • Derek Fisher also worked as a basketball analyst on television channels like the NBA TV and on TNT's 'Inside The NBA'.
  • Fisher was also a part of the in-studio analyst team at Spectrum Sports-Net for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2016-17 season.
  • Fisher, along with Sharna Burgess, was a team contestant in the 25th season of 'Dancing With The Stars'. Burgess is a professional dancer, and she has participated in multiple seasons of the show.
  • Before LeBron James in 2020, Derek Fisher held the NBA record for the most playoff wins in basketball games.
  • Fisher was the president of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) in 2006.
  • Fisher has over one million followers on Facebook, more than 219,000 followers on Instagram, and more than 864,000 followers on Twitter as of October 2023.
  • Fisher is the founding member of the Derek Fisher Basketball Academy.
  • If you compare Derek Fisher to other players in the 2009-2010 NBA championship-winning season team, Fisher stands out with 82 games started, 1.5 steals per 36 minutes, and a .856 free throw percentage.

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Derek Fisher Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Derek Lamar Fisher

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Little Rock



185 cm

Eye Color


Child Star?



Basketball coach, Former basketball player


University of Arkansas

Net Worth



Gloria Govan


Arnette Fisher, John Fisher


Duane Washington

Annual Earnings

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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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Akinwalere OlaleyeBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

As a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual, Olaleye's expertise lies in administrative and management operations. With extensive knowledge as an Editor and Communications Analyst, Olaleye excels in editing, writing, and media relations. Her commitment to upholding professional ethics and driving organizational growth sets her apart. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Benin, Edo State. 

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