Jim Larranaga hired as basketball coach at Miami
Larranaga, 61, coached for 14 years at George Mason, leading the Patriots to five NCAA tournament berths and a record of 273-164.
The Hurricanes have scheduled a Friday evening news conference to introduce their new coach.
"Coach Larranaga is the real deal," Miami President Donna Shalala said in a statement. "He's a winner, an inspirational leader, and he cares deeply about his players and staff."
-- Melissa Rohlin
Photo: Jim Larranaga. Credit: Gregory Shamus / Getty Images.