Report: Fisher getting new deal

Report: Fisher getting new deal

Published Aug. 28, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

San Diego State was expected to formally announce Monday an agreement with basketball coach Steve Fisher on a new four-year contract.

Fisher, 66, overcame prostate cancer in 2008 and could have retired on the high of leading the Aztecs to their first Sweet 16 in March.

But a 2 p.m. news conference at Viejas Arena will confirm his extended new deal, worth at least $800,000 a year, Sign On San Diego reported, citing several sources with knowledge of the negotiations.

It apparently represents a $250,000 annual raise on the former Michigan head coach's previous contract, which was set to expire after the 2012-13 season.


San Diego State was also set to confirm longtime assistant Brian Dutcher, 51, as the "coach in waiting" upon Fisher's eventual retirement.

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