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Steve Fisher gets extension; Dutcher next in line

Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:26 am
Edited on: August 30, 2011 7:38 am
 
By Jeff Goodman

San Diego State's Steve Fisher will receive a four-year contract extension, CBSSports.com has confirmed, and Fisher's long-time assistant Brian Dutcher will also be officially named the coach-in-waiting.

ESPN.com first reported that an announcement regarding Fisher's extension is set for Monday afternoon while The San Diego Union-Tribune had the news of Dutcher taking over after Fisher retires.

Fisher, 66, won a national title at Michigan, coached the Fab Five to a pair of national championship appearances and has taken the San Diego State program to national prominence over the last few years. The Aztecs were 34-3 last season and went to the Sweet 16.

Dutcher, 51, has been with Fisher for more than two decades. The pair were both assistants to Bill Frieder prior to Fisher taking over in the NCAA tournament in 1989. Dutcher stayed on staff with Fisher, then remained for a year with Brian Ellerbee after Fisher was fired in 1997. He joined Fisher for the last 12 years at San Diego State.

Sources told CBSSports.com that Fisher's deal is worth just shy of $900,000 per year.
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