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Little Rock native announced as celebrity guest on Dancing with the Stars

DANCING WITH THE STARS - DEREK FISHER - ABC has officially announced its celebrity cast for the 25th season of 'Dancing with the Stars' including Little Rock native and Former NBA player Derek Fisher.(ABC/Craig Sjodin)

ABC has officially announced its celebrity cast for the 25th season of 'Dancing with the Stars' including Little Rock native and Former NBA player Derek Fisher.

Derek Fisher spent his entire life leading up to his NBA career in Little Rock

In 1996 Fisher was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers and went on to play more than 18 seasons in the NBA, winning 5 NBA championships. Fisher also holds the record for NBA playoff games played.

In 2014 Fisher was hired as the head coach of the New York Knicks and became one of the only NBA players to be hired into a head coaching position immediately after playing.

In 2016 Fisher moved to Los Angeles where he began to work professionally as a broadcaster.

The 25th season of Dancing with the Stars is scheduled to kick off Monday, September 18th at 7:00 p.m. on ABC.

Below is a complete list of the celebrities and their professional dance partners:

  • Barbara Corcoran with Keo Motsepe
  • Debbie Gibson with Alan Bersten
  • Derek Fisher with Sharna Burgess
  • Drew Scott with Emma Slater
  • Frankie Muniz with Witney Carson
  • Jordan Fisher with Lindsay Arnold
  • Lindsey Stirling with Mark Ballas
  • Nick Lachey with Peta Murgatroyd
  • Nikki Bella with Artem Chigvintsev
  • Sasha Pieterse with Gleb Savchenko
  • Terrell Owens with Cheryl Burke
  • Vanessa Lachey with Maks Chmerkovskiy
  • Victoria Arlen with Val Chmerkovskiy

ABC will also be launching a Dancing with the Stars Fantasy League for the first time ever. The game will allow viewers at home to predict which couple they think will win the season and a chance to win a trip to Disney's Aulani Resort in Hawaii

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