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Phil Jackson fined $25K

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for tampering with Oklahoma City Thunder guard Derek Fisher, sources tell ESPN.com.

The sources said Jackson was fined specifically for statements he made at a news conference last week about possibly hiring Fisher as his new coach.

The league's 30 teams were notified of the fine by league memo Monday afternoon, the sources said.

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