San Diego State head basketball coach Steve Fisher has retired, according to the San Diego Union Tribune. Jeff Goodman of ESPN confirmed the news.
BREAKING NEWS: From @sdutzeigler ... Steve Fisher has decided to retire. https://t.co/feQbPx79zL— The Union-Tribune (@sdut) April 10, 2017
The Union Tribune also reports that a formal press conference will be called on Tuesday and longtime coach-in-waiting Brian Dutcher will be officially appointed head coach of the Aztecs.
Fisher has been at San Diego State since 1999, and in that time, has rebuilt the program from a five-win team in his first season to a consistent NCAA Tournament threat. The Aztecs enjoyed their best year under Fisher in 2010-11, when they went 34-3 and reached the Sweet 16. Fisher won National Coach of the Year that season as well.
But Fisher’s coaching legacy extends beyond his time at San Diego State. He led the Michigan Wolverines in the late 1980s and the Fab Five group of the early 1990s, taking the program to three Final Fours. That includes 1989, when he was appointed interim head coach before the NCAA Tournament and Michigan won the National Championship.
Fisher finishes his career with a 495-288 overall record and 386 wins at the helm of San Diego State.