Fisher is the younger brother of former NBA player Duane Washington, who is ten years Fisher’s senior. Washington played for the New Jersey Nets and the Los Angeles Clippers.
He is an American basketball coach and former player. He most recently served as the head coach of the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He married his wife, Candace, on February 19, 2005, and has four children: Tatum and Drew (twins), Marshall and Chloe.
Fisher is a Christian, who has spoken about his faith and the ability he believes it gives him to play basketball.
In 2009, Fisher had a temporary restraining order placed on a 40-year-old female stalker who had been victimizing him since 2001.
She had insisted she and Derek Fisher were married, and had even changed her surname to match his. He had the order extended by three years, expiring in May 2012.