When you talk of elite basketball programs, the name of San Diego State University will probably not come up in the conversation. Such exalted status and pedigree is typically associated with programs up in Kansas, Duke, Memphis, and schools of such ilk when we talk about the March Madness tournament in NCAAB and early online betting predictions on who is going to win the coveted national title.
Steve Fisher is making the Aztec tick. The Aztecs do not possess the aura and fear typically associated with the big name collegiate basketball programs. Yet, what they do possess is a tremendous coach in Steve Fisher. His qualities may spill over in different facets of the San Diego State Program, and in the future they may be able to up their game. It might just happen this March if they keep going the way they have been this season (21-1).
Coach Fisher, in all fairness, is no schmuck. Winning a national championship with the Wolverines in 1989 is evidence enough to put to bed such claims. In addition to that, he reached the ‘final four’ four times. Moreover, after leaving Michigan in 1997 under acrimonious circumstances, he found his calling in San Diego.
The Aztecs basketball program needed a CPR of sorts, and Fisher brought it back to life. Though it has taken sometime, but Coach Fisher has done something remarkable. He has influenced the athletics program of the whole school and has elevated the program to where us simpletons take notice.
He has always been an astute coach. His teams play defense, and defense wins championships which is why teams with significant defensive prowess have the best odds to win the NCAAB national championship according to the top sports betting sites as seen evidence of at SportsBetting-Sites.com which currently has Kansas, Syracuse, Wichita State, and Florida as the best wagering picks to win this year. His recruiting policy is second to none, if you doubt that claim, you do not have to look beyond the Fab Five which lead to an ugly divorce between him and Michigan. His ability to go into the inner cities, and recruit and mold players is his greatest strength. Till this day, whoever Coach Fisher recruited has considered him a father figure. Surely, San Diego’s basketball program must also look at him in no less light.
Now with a streaking record, SDSU program looks like they could steal the number 1 spot for Syracuse. With a month left in selection, Xavier Thames in red-hot form, and with the helping hand of his team mates, Coach Fisher might just spring another surprise by the time March madness rolls around.