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San Diego State Basketball Coach Steve Fisher Discusses Career, Retirement

Credit: Associated Press

Above: San Diego State basketball coach Steve Fisher talks with guard Jeremy Hemsley, rear, during the first half of a game against Kansas on Dec. 22, 2015, in San Diego.

San Diego State Basketball Coach Steve Fisher Discusses Career, Retirement


Steve Fisher, former head coach, San Diego State University men's basketball team


The era of Steve Fisher as head coach of San Diego State’s men’s basketball team is over.

After leading the team for 18 seasons, Fisher announced his retirement last week.

Fisher, 72, is credited with transforming the men’s basketball program and putting the team on the national stage.

When he took over the program in 1999, the team had won just four games the previous season.

Under Fisher, San Diego State made eight NCAA tournament appearances and won 10 Mountain West conference titles.

Fisher discussed his career at San Diego State and future plans, Thursday on Midday Edition.

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