College basketball coaching changes: Steve Fisher retires at San Diego State
Steve Fisher has retired after 18 years on Montezuma Mesa. The legendary San Diego State men’s basketball coach informed his staff, players and university President Elliot Hirshman of his decision Monday April 10, 2017.
Fisher, Dutcher and other SDSU officials were unavailable or declined immediate comment. But the basketball community couldn’t stop talking, wistfully and reverently, about the man who transformed the sport in the land of palm trees and fish tacos.
“Coach Fisher changed basketball in San Diego forever,” said Brad Holland, the former USD coach who is currently CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. “He came into a program that was really down, wasn’t winning, couldn’t find a winning formula, and he revolutionized it with his leadership, his recruiting, his coaching.