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Jim Larranaga Named AP Coach Of The Year In Second Season At Miami

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Head coach Jim Larranaga of the Miami (Fl) Hurricanes celebrates after he cuts down the net following Miami's 87-77 win against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the final of the Men's ACC Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 17, 2013 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Head coach Jim Larranaga of the Miami (Fl) Hurricanes celebrates after he cuts down the net following Miami's 87-77 win against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the final of the Men's ACC Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 17, 2013 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

ATLANTA — Jim Larranaga, who led Miami to the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season and tournament titles and a No. 2 ranking, has been selected The Associated Press' coach of the year.

Larranaga received 29 votes Thursday from the same 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25. Jim Crews of Saint Louis got 19 votes and Mark Few of Gonzaga had 11. The voting ended on Selection Sunday.

The 63-year-old, two-time-hip-replacement patient had a 29-7 record in his second season with the Hurricanes and they were made a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament.

He is the first Miami coach to win the award and is the first Atlantic Coast Conference coach to get it since Roy Williams of North Carolina in 2006.

The New York native led George Mason to the Final Four in 2006.

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