Legends of Coaching award to SDSU's Steve Fisher

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — San Diego State's Steve Fisher will receive the John R. Wooden Award's Legends of Coaching honor in April.

The annual award recognizes coaches who exemplify Wooden's standards of coaching success and personal integrity.

Fisher will receive the award at the Los Angeles Athletic Club during the weekend of April 10-12.

He is 312-176 in 15 seasons at San Diego State. He has guided the Aztecs to the NCAA tournament seven times, including five straight appearances. Last season, the Aztecs were 31-5 and reached the Sweet Sixteen.

Fisher has an overall record of 421-255, including 8 1/2 years at Michigan, where he won the NCAA championship in his first season as head coach.

Among previous winners of the award are Tara VanDerveer of Stanford, Roy Williams of Kansas, Mike Krzyzewski of Duke and Dean Smith of North Carolina.

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