Jim Larranaga, Miami agree to one-year extension through 2026-2027 season
Miami basketball coach Jim Larranaga is one of the oldest coaches in the country, but he doesn’t appear ready to slow down anytime soon.
Larranaga has signed a contract extension with Miami through the 2027 season, Hurricanes Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich announced on Tuesday.
The new deal adds one year to the 73-year-old’s contract. Larranaga led Miami to the Final 4 this past season. He is the winningest coach in program history.
“I am excited to announce Jim’s contract extension through the 2026-27 season,” Radakovich said in a statement. “Jim led our program on a remarkable run to its first Final Four this year and we are looking forward to many more seasons of success with Jim in charge.”
Jim Larranaga recently finished his 12th season at Miami. His most recent one was his best with the Hurricanes as Miami tied for the ACC regular season title, tied for the most wins in school history with 29 and reached the Final Four for the first time in program history. in 2022-23.
The Hurricanes finished the season ranked No. 3 in the coaches poll, which is also a program record.
“I love coaching at The U. This is an incredible academic institution with a Blue Ribbon faculty,” Larranaga said in a statement. “I am grateful to have tremendous support from our administration. I want to thank President Frenk, Joe Echevarria, Rudy Fernandez and Dan Radakovich for their confidence in me. I am excited to continue working with the outstanding young men in our program. We enjoyed our run this year and look forward to making more history in the future.”
Greg McElroy praises Miami, LSU for how AD hires changed their programs
Miami and LSU made big-time Athletics Director hires in recent years and they are paying off for both schools in a big way.
Miami landed former Clemson AD Dan Radakovich, who had a lot of success during his time with the Tigers.
Radakovich and Hurricanes football coach Mario Cristobal have Miami fans excited about the future. Miami also just made the Final 4 in men’s basketball this past season.
“Look at what Miami did just last year. They go out and they hire Clemson’s Dan Radakovich. He, as a result, goes out and does an amazing job raising revenue, figuring out ways of being aggressive, going and getting Mario Cristobal,” Greg McElroy said on the Always College Football podcast. “You look at how it’s been impactful at other places as well where a new hire has completely changed the game.”