Derek Fisher: Knicks have gone backwards with Hornacek

WASHINGTON – The one-year anniversary of Derek Fisher’s firing is approaching, and the former Knicks coach has decided his club was better than this year’s Jeff Hornacek edition despite not having as much talent.

In a longform feature on Bleacher Report, Fisher also derided the complexities of working under president Phil Jackson and felt teaching a triangle offense to the players was sending mixed messages on who really is the head coach.

It was the most detailed remarks from Fisher on feeling his dismissal was undeserved after the club sputtered to a 23-31 record on Super Bowl Sunday against the Nuggets. Fisher was fired the next day – Feb. 8.

With 10 new faces, including Derrick Rose, the Knicks sit at 21-28 and could fall eight games under .500 with a loss Tuesday in Washington against the hot Wizards.

“We were able to take a team that wasn’t as talented as the team they have now, and we were much better and much further along than this group is that they have now,” Fisher told Bleacher Report. “Because the foundation was being laid.

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“That’s different than just trying to coach basketball — and it takes longer. That’s the part that you can’t measure in wins and losses, either. That’s

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