Steve Fisher, the head coach of the San Diego State men’s basketball squad and former coach of the “Fab Five,” announced Monday he was calling it a career after winning more than 500 games in his lifetime.
Fisher most notably coached the 1989 Michigan Wolverines team to a national championship as the interim head coach and was the leader of the “Fab Five” group of freshman.
The 72-year-old is credited with rebuilding the San Diego State program and producing Kawhi Leonard, one of the best players in the NBA right now. With the Aztects, Fisher made it to six straight NCAA Tournaments from 2009 to 2015, including two Sweet 16 appearances.
Fisher was in basketball for a longtime and he finishes with a legacy that has been imprinted on the soul of college basketball. There is no “Fab Five” without Fisher and there is no resurgence of the Aztecs without him either.