“What They Said About What He Did”
Steve Fisher-Outgoing Head Coach San Diego State.
Standing Ovation twice for retiring Aztecs basketball coach
Quotes from the Farewell Press Conference.
Highlites of his press conference.
Athletic Director-JD Wicker
He cares..about players-program-employees-university
He made Viejas Arena the place to be
JAM Center-we don’t get that built without him.
Close your eyes..dream of your aspirations.
Have a dream and a vision
Coaching anywhere is a privledge and responsibility
I do more than coach basketball..I teach life
My 1963 Yearbook in high school…goal…coach-teach
Traveled lots of roads from Southern Illinois-high schools to college
Illinois State-Western Michigan-Michigan-SDSU-I never planned it.
Michigan experience-life of twists and turns
Burst of Pride-our success..our legacy
My work of art-what our players turned into as people
I take pride..people said you can’t do that
Viejas..truly great environment
It’s our program..not my program.
Brian Dutcher-incoming head coach
Assistant since 1988
Hardest Job travel those 18″ from assistants chair to head coaches chair.
Maintain culture of academic excellence..social responsibility..family first.
World full of talkers..be a great listener
Not losing Steve Fisher legacy-he will be here to help
314-Division 1-jobs out there..maybe 80 of them good jobs
I have best job in the conference-waited to inherit great job
6th place in conference-not acceptable.
Bill Frieder-ex head coach Michigan-Arizona State
Watched him in high school…patient teacher-disciplinarian
He is a great recruiter-salesman
He made Loy Vaught a great Big 10-player
He saw greatness in Kawahi Leonard
I never imagined what he could do at SDSU
He built it…he sustained it
Program was a morgue-apathy-no tradition
Shocked by what he turned this into
Knows how to judge talent and character
He gets players to believe in his vision
Fab 5-scandal at Michigan so unfair to him..so hurtful