Coral Gables, FL (Sports Network) - Miami-Florida men's basketball coach Jim
Larranaga has been rewarded with a long-term contract extension that will keep
him with the Hurricanes through the 2021-22 season.
Larranaga has spent the past two seasons at Miami and guided the Hurricanes to
their best season in 2012-13 with a record of 29-7, a regular-season ACC
championship and an ACC Tournament title.
Miami was ranked as high as No. 2 during the season and earned a No. 2 seed in
the NCAA Tournament. The Hurricanes' magical year included a 27-point win over
a top-ranked Duke squad in January and an ACC Tournament title game win over
North Carolina. It ended with a school-record 29 wins following a loss to
Marquette in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tourney.
"We want to build a tradition of excellence at the University of Miami," said
Larranaga in a statement Thursday. "The most important aspect for me and our
staff is to create consistency. With this extension the university has shown
its commitment, and I am grateful for its confidence in our program."
The Hurricanes are 49-20 in Larranaga's two seasons. He has also been a head
coach at George Mason, Bowling Green and American International College, and
owns a career mark of 519-353 in 29 seasons.
Larranaga left George Mason in the spring of 2011 as the school's all-time
wins leader, going 273-164 during a 14-year tenure highlighted by a memorable
and surprising Final Four run in 2006.
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