Head coach Jim Larranag signed a contract extension through the 2022 season with the Miami Hurricanes. Larranaga took a calculated gamble leaving George Mason after almost a decade and a half and won big in just his second season in Coral Gables. Miami won its first ACC regular season and tournament championships with 29 total victories, a 15-3 record in the ACC and produced an All-American in point guard Shane Larkin. Miami announced that Larranaga had signed an extension through the 2022 season Thursday. "Since Jim and (wife) Liz's arrival at the University of Miami in 2011, they have had a tremendous impact not only on our basketball program and our student-athletes, but also on the South Florida community," athletic director Blake James said. "The phenomenal on-court success of the team last season is just the start of something great. We are thrilled that Jim and Liz will be a fixture at UM for many years to come." He was named the National Coach of the Year by the UWBWA, AP and Naismith panel last season. Miami burst into the spotlight with a 29-point dismantling of Duke and moved as high as No. 2 in the rankings. Larranaga was the head coach at George Mason for 14 seasons, before taking over at Miami prior to the 2011-12 season. He was the first men's basketball coach in school history to win at least 20 games (20-11) in his debut season.
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