Jim Larranaga addresses retirement speculation ahead of 2023-24 season
Jim Larranaga addressed rumors of his potential retirement at ACC Tipoff in Charlotte on Wednesday morning.
Larranaga, 74, pointed out that he has four years left on his contract with Miami. He said he intends to coach “at least” until the end of that deal.
“I have a four-year deal and I’m looking forward to coaching for at least those four years,” he said. “Right now, my energy is as high as it’s ever been. I love coaching, I love my players.”
Jim Larranaga on the annual retirement speculation: "I have a four-year deal and I'm looking forward to coaching for at least those four years … Right now, my energy is as high as it's ever been. I love coaching, I love my players."
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) October 25, 2023
Larranaga is in the midst of leading Miami to one of its best stretches in program history. The Hurricanes made the Final Four for the first time ever in 2023. The year before Larranaga led the program to its first-ever Elite Eight.
Miami has become one of the most consistent teams in the ACC over the past few years. Larranaga has led Miami to six NCAA Tournament appearances in the last 11 seasons. Prior to Larranaga’s hiring, Miami had reached the Big Dance just six times in program history.
Miami will open the season vs. NJIT on Nov. 6.