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?

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)

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.

Miami given permission to talk to Larranaga about coaching vacancy

In his 14th season at the helm, George Mason head coach Jim Larranaga earned his second career CAA Coach of the Year award after leading his team to a school-best 25-5 regular season.  (John Powell)