As the coach who has made the Aztecs a prominent name is basketball circles, Steve Fisher was honored by San Diego State with one one of the highest regards, as the school named its basketball court after the long-time coach on Thursday.
San Diego State plays at Viejas Arena and now the court inside will be known as simply “Steve Fisher Court”.
— Allie Wagner (@alliewagnertv) October 29, 2015
More from Mark Zeigler of The San Diego Union-Tribune:
“I expressed to him my deep appreciation,” said Fisher, entering his 17th season at SDSU in what has been one of the great turnaround jobs in college basketball history. “I don’t take these kinds of things lightly. I am very honored that they would say we want to do this, not somebody lobbying. I have a great feeling of pride and appreciation for myself and my family, and our staff and all the players we’ve had since 1999 that have allowed us to still be here. It’s been a wonderful experience and this is a terrific honor.
Fisher is the winningest coach in program history and in 16 seasons with the Aztecs, Fisher is 339-185. He has taken San Diego State to eight NCAA Tournaments (including six straight) and has made the Aztecs one of the most feared defensive teams in the country.