|Intimacy Level||Friends; Former Rivals|
|Friendship Started||Death of a Disco Dancer (503)|
Although they disliked each other in Death of a Disco Dancer, they later became friends.
In Death of a Disco Dancer, Jimmy is proud to be the new basketball coach but a new member Derek, causes trouble. He thinks Jimmy should not be the coach because he is in a wheelchair. He calls Jimmy a "cripple" and the two get into a fight. However, Derek backs off once Jimmy proves he is the best, wheelchair or not.
- Jimmy was Derek's basketball coach.
- Derek's first line was spoken to Jimmy.
- They disliked each other when they first met.
- They were both members of the Degrassi Basketball Team.
- They both made their final appearances in Season 8: Jimmy in Lost in Love (1) and Derek in Heat of the Moment.