Steve Fisher is reportedly calling it a career. Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Longtime San Diego State basketball coach Steve Fisher is reportedly retiring.

Fisher, an NCAA title-winning coach who has been with the Aztecs since 1999, told his players and staff on Monday of his decision, according to Mark Zeigler of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The 72-year-old will be replaced by assistant Brian Dutcher, who had been the school’s designated coach-in-waiting since 2011.

Fisher was an NCAA champion in 1989 as Michigan coach. He also famously oversaw the team’s Fab Five teams as well, twice finishing as national runners-up. He took San Diego State to eight NCAA Tournaments and two Sweet Sixteens during his lengthy tenure. He’ll be remembered as a class act and a great success as head coach and has certainly earned a happy and peaceful retirement.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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