San Diego State University has named its basketball court after longtime coach Steve Fisher, aptly calling it Steve Fisher Court. The court was unveiled yesterday and the event was reported by Mark Zeigler of The San Diego Union Tribune.
Naturally, Coach Fisher expressed nothing but gratitude over his name being added to the court.
“I expressed to him my deep appreciation,” said Fisher. “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.
“My name is on the court, but I think it is a recognition of every player, coach, manager, trainer, anyone who has had an impact in any way on our program. They should all feel a piece of this.”
Fisher has gone 339-185 (143-103 Mountain West) in sixteen years as head coach of the Aztecs and has led the team to eight NCAA Tournaments to go with four conference titles and two trips to the Sweet Sixteen.
Steve Fisher Court will officially be christened on November 13, when the Aztecs open their season against the MVC’s Illinois State Redbirds.
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