Jim Larranaga

Q & A with former Mason and current Miami men's basketball coach Jim Larranaga

Could you ever have imagined having the level of success this season in only your second year at University of Miami?

JL: We thought we were capable last year but injuries and suspensions set us back. I thought we had a great chance this season and I even told the Board of Trustees that I thought we would have the best season in Miami basketball history. 

Have you seen a substantial difference in the level of competition in the ACC, not just on the floor, but in terms of recruiting?

Paul Hewitt slated to be new coach for men's basketball

Paul Hewitt

Former Georgia Tech men's basketball coach Paul Hewitt will be the new head coach of the George Mason University men's basketball team, according to Mason Athletics.

Larranaga discusses relationship with Merten, direction of university

Former men's basketball coach Jim Larranaga speaks to his support team during the NCAA tournament game against Villanova. (John Powell)

Tom O'Connor discusses search for Larranaga's replacement

Athletic director Tom O'Connor addressed the media in a press conference last Friday following Larranaga's departure (pictured above). One week later, he held an open forum with members of the Patriot Platoon to discuss the search for a new coach. (John Powell)

Larranaga addresses rumors with 'The Junkies'

After 14 seasons, Jim Larranaga parted ways with the Patriots to start a new journey with Miami. He appeared on 106.7 The Fan to answer questions about the rumors of his decision. (John Powell)

Students react to Coach Larranaga's departure

Just days after the shocking news of former Men's Basketball head coach Jim Larranaga's announcement that he was leaving the program to head to South Beach to coach Miami, students on campus have their reaction to the news.

Larranaga accepts Miami's coaching offer

Coach Jim Larranaga speaks at a press conference.  (John Powell)

Update 6:50 p.m. Connect2Mason has video of the Tom O'Connor press conference

Men's Basketball Coach Jim Larranaga has agreed to take the vacant coaching job at the University of Miami, according to Mason Athletics.