Former NBA point guard and head coach Derek Fisher was arrested on Sunday for DUI after he flipped his Cadillac on the Ventura 101 Freeway.
Fisher, a 5-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers and former New York Knicks head coach, was heading northbound on the Ventura 101 Freeway around 3 AM with “Basketball Wives” star Gloria Govan when his car flipped.
When police arrived, Fisher was arrested after they determined that he was under the influence of alcohol.
Neither Fisher nor Govan was injured.
Fisher was driving on U.S. 101 in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles when his 2015 Cadillac veered onto the right shoulder while approaching an interchange. The car hit the shoulder’s concrete curb and guardrail, overturned and came to a rest on its roof, blocking two lanes of the highway, Highway Patrol said.
Officers discovered that Fisher had been drinking and arrested him on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after a DUI test, authorities said.
Highway Patrol officials said they didn’t know if Fisher had a lawyer to speak on his behalf.
Govan’s ex-husband is Golden State Warriors forward Matt Barnes, who famously feuded with Fisher over Govan back in 2015.
After retiring from the NBA, Fisher was hired in June 2014 to be the head coach of the Knicks. In Fisher’s first year, the team went 17-65, making it the worst season in franchise history. Fisher was fired from the Knicks in February 2016.
In one and a half seasons as Knicks head coach, Fisher compiled an overall record of 40–96