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Wooden Award's Legends of Coaching honor to go to Steve Fisher
Wooden Award's Legends of Coaching honor to go to Steve Fisher

One year, at the pregame banquet for the John Wooden Classic, Steve Fisher arrived early and found himself at an empty table. Name tags were arranged in front of each seat, and Fisher saw he had been seated at Wooden's table. With no one around, Fisher did some rearranging. "I moved name tags around so I could sit next to him," Fisher said. For the next few hours, Fisher peppered Wooden with questions, and Wooden answered each with a smile. Fisher was so enamored that, he says, he even let Wooden steal his pie when dessert was served. On Wednesday, at another banquet — this time the annual preseason Wooden tipoff luncheon — the San Diego State coach was...

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