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Larranaga an impact hire for Miami

Originally Published: April 4, 2011
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

Down at Miami, the administration hit a grand slam, baby! That's right, the Hurricanes hit a long ball over the left field fence when they got Jim Larranaga as the new hoops coach.

Larranaga brings a wealth of experience to South Beach. He built George Mason into one of the premier mid-major programs in America, a la Butler and Gonzaga. Larranaga is a flat-out winner. He started at George Mason in 1997 and turned down a number of offers over the years, including one by his alma mater, ...

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