Tag Archives: Jim Larranaga

Peach Jam: All eyes on us

12 Jul

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

Which coaches were at the big games on Tuesday morning at the EYBL Championship at the Nike Peach Jam? The National Hoops Report knows. Continue reading

Just a Minute: July 8

8 Jul

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Day two of the July evaluation period is in the books and the under the radar guys are emerging, the head coaches are in Akron, a power broker pulls a bold move and one hard-working assistant coach was given a not-so-nice gift for a July birthday present. Continue reading

Can any of the new ACC hires knock off big dogs?

10 May

Can any of the new ACC hires over the last three years build a program to knock off Duke and North Carolina? (Getty Images)

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

ACC schools have gone the non-traditional route for the most part when hiring new coaches over the last three years. Are any of these new hires notable enough for the schools to knock off traditional conference powers like Duke and North Carolina? Continue reading

The adventures of the coaching carousel

3 May

Former Arkansas head coach John Pelphrey was the biggest domino tipping coach of the offseason.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The coaching carousel continues to spin at a pace that will make anyone dizzy.

There will be 45 new head coaches when the season officially starts on Oct. 15.

Where did all of the new coaches come from? All over the place, really. Continue reading

Hewitt hired at George Mason

30 Apr

Paul Hewitt takes over a loaded George Mason team.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The cyclical world of college basketball reared its head on Saturday as a former ACC coach took over an open head coaching position at a Colonial Athletic Association school that was vacated by a coach who left for the ACC.

Dizzy?

Welcome to the coaching carousel. Continue reading

Miami players welcome newest Cane

25 Apr

Miami players like what they know about new coach Jim Larranaga so far.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Jim Larranaga stepped up to the podium at the press conference to address his new role as the University of Miami men’s basketball program, offered some requisite thanks and then got down to business.

“I am very excited to be here. There is no question about that,” Larranaga said with a smile and flair reminiscent of the late Jim Valvano.

The 61-year-old long-time coach of George Mason was a surprise hire for the Hurricanes. Not a bad hire by any stretch of the imagination but one that drew a number of “wow, didn’t see that coming” responses from the basketball world. Continue reading