When Mike Fisher was just a kid: A tale of growing up in a basketball dynasty

Mike Fisher has never quite been in a position to look back on the greatest times in his life.

He is one of the NBA’s most recognizable figures and his time in Orlando is long forgotten by many.

Fisher’s time in L.A. was a different story.

It was a time when he was known as the Magic’s coach and the franchise was in the midst of a renaissance.

Fisher spent his first four seasons in Orlando as the face of the franchise, leading the franchise to a franchise-record 60 consecutive wins.

The Magic went from the NBA Finals to a run to the Western Conference finals to the Eastern Conference finals and back to the Finals again, winning five consecutive championships.

Fisher also guided Orlando to two NBA Finals trips.

One of those trips ended with the franchise failing to make the playoffs, and the other ended with a blowout loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Fisher won his first NBA Finals, a 104-94 loss to Cleveland in 1975.

But in his next season, Fisher was fired.

In 1976, he was fired, and by the time the 1980-81 season rolled around, Fisher had gone on to become one of basketball’s greatest coaches.

Mike Fisher, a man of many talents, is remembered as a legend and a legend for all the right reasons.

Here are 10 facts about Mike Fisher and his tenure in Orlando.

Fact #1: Fisher spent the entire 1976-77 season with the Magic.

Fact#2: Fisher coached the first three seasons of the Magic dynasty.

Fact.#3: Fisher had an overall record of 10-21 and the Magic were 14-46 in those three seasons.

Fact:#4: Fisher led the Magic to the NBA title in 1977 and again in 1978.

Fact:: Fisher coached Orlando to its first NBA championship in 1981.

Fact: Fisher was a finalist for the Sixth Man of the Year award three times.

Fact.: Fisher coached in the Finals three times: 1978, 1984 and 1990.


Fact, fact, fact.

Mike F. Fisher: A legend.

A legend in the NBA and beyond.