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Wife of Knicks Coach Derek Fisher: “He Blindsided Me With Divorce Papers”

April 6, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Wife of Knicks Coach Derek Fisher: “He Blindsided Me With Divorce Papers” Derek Fisher files for diverce

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The wife of former NBA star and current Knicks coach Derek Fisher says she was “blindsided” after Fisher hit her with divorce papers last month, according to reports. Fisher filed for divorce on March 18th, just days after celebrating theirs 10th anniversary.

In court papers obtained by TMZ, Candace Fisher claimed Fisher dodged all her calls and ignored her texts for two weeks prior to delivering the shocking news that he wanted a divorce.

The jilted wife of the 40-year-old head coach accused him of ignoring their twin 8-year-old children for several days, according to the documents. The Fishers married in February 2005; each have another child from a previous relationship.

His wife alleged that Fisher gathered all of his belongings from the pair’s New York home while ignoring her calls. The documents detailed allegations that Fisher intends on keeping the couple’s twins to live and attend school New York, regardless of the fact their family, friends, and schoolmates all reside in Los Angeles.

Fisher won five NBA Championships during his playing career with the Los Angeles Lakers under his former coach and Knicks GM Phil Jackson, who hired his him to coach the Knicks last June.

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