NBA notes: Knicks hire Derek Fisher as coach
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And even though Erik Spoelstra is wildly popular in the Philippines, the coach of the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat might have just lost his title as that nation’s favorite basketball coach.
"Well, I’m not taking a boxing job," said Spoelstra, a Filipino-American who has close ties to his mother’s homeland. "But I know he’s a huge basketball fan, so it doesn’t surprise me."
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