King's Court: Coaches raising the bar

Several first- and second-year coaches find major success with new programs

Originally Published: February 20, 2013
By Jason King | ESPN.com

When Jim Larranaga arrived at Miami nearly two years ago, he didn't spend much time giving rah-rah speeches or playing get-to-know-you games with his new players.

"He walked in and introduced himself one afternoon," forward Julian Gamble said, "and the very next day we were on the practice court."

It was a fitting start for Larranaga's tenure in Coral Gables, where things are progressing at warp speed.

With Larranaga leading the way, a Miami program ...

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