Mar 27, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Miami Hurricanes head coach Jim Larranaga speaks to the media during a press conference the day before the semifinals of the East regional of the 2013 NCAA tournament at the Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Release: Jim Larranaga Earns NABC All-District Honors

In his second season with Miami, men’s basketball head coach Jim Larranaga earned All-district honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

***ACC Release***

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Miami head coach Jim Larranaga was named one of 25 coaches to earn All-district honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).  The 2013 NABC Division I All-district coaches were selected by their peers.

Larranaga was selected as the coach for District 2 after leading the Canes to their most successful season in school history.  Miami won a school-record 29 games and reached the Sweet 16 for the second time in school history.  The Canes were the regular-season champions and then earned the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by beating North Carolina in the ACC Tournament championship game.

The Canes accomplished several program firsts under Larranaga’s leadership this season.  Besides earning their first-ever ACC regular-season and tournament titles, Miami was ranked No. 2 in the country for the first time in school history.  They also beat No. 1 Duke, collecting their first-ever win over a top-ranked program.

Larranaga, who is a Naismith Coach of the Year finalist, saw his Canes collect several marquee wins.  Miami beat Michigan State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and won a school-record 15 games in conference play, including the victory over Duke and two over North Carolina.



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