Derek Fisher, coach of the New York Knicks, has filed for divorce from his wife, Candace, after ten years of marriage. Fisher filed the divorce action in Los Angeles and cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.
Fisher said in a statement that “this is a difficult time for me personally. For the sake of our children, I ask that everyone respects our privacy during this process.” The couple has two children together, twins Tatum and Drew. They each also have another child from prior relationships.
Tatum has recovered from a rare form of eye cancer called retinoblastoma. She was treated in 2007 and it was big news that Fisher was let out of his contract with the Utah Jazz so he could be with her during her treatment.
Fisher spent most of his NBA playing career with the Lakers, assisting them win the championship five times. He also played with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He is in his first season coaching the Knicks.
As far as divorces go, the Fishers appear to be as amicable as they can be. Fisher is seeking joint legal and physical custody of the children. He is also requesting that they split the legal expenses.
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