This article is part of our Conference Preview series.For the first time since the Mountain West Conference was created, Steve Fisher will not be patrolling the sidelines for San Diego State. The venerable coach started with the Aztecs in 1999 and guided them to their strongest results, including six straight trips to the NCAA Tournament and two appearances in the Sweet 16. Brian Dutcher takes Fisher's place. Boise State coach Leon Rice now has the longest tenure in the MWC at seven seasons and looks to have one of the top teams in conference. San Jose State (Jean Prioleau) and New Mexico (Paul Weir) also have new coaches. The conference has only sent one team to March Madness in the last two seasons and last year's entry, Nevada, was a 12-seed.
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