Larrañaga Inducted into Basketball Old-Timers of America Hall of Fame

Larrañaga Inducted into Basketball Old-Timers of America Hall of Fame

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga added another honor to his resume Friday evening as he was inducted into the Basketball Old-Timers of America Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame, which inducted its first class in 1959, honors the contributions made to the game of basketball in New York City.

Joining Larrañaga as a 2024 inductee are former St. John’s basketball player Felipe Lopez, former New York Knicks executive Anucha Browne and current lead sports columnist for the New York Post Mike Vaccaro.

Larrañaga completed his 40th season as a head basketball coach in 2023-24 and currently ranks sixth on the NCAA’s list of winningest active Division I coaches with 740 career victories.

During his time at Miami, the Hurricanes have made six NCAA Tournament appearances, including four trips to the Sweet Sixteen. He guided the Hurricanes to their first Elite Eight (2022) and first Final Four (2023) in back-to-back seasons.

Larrañaga grew up in Bronx, N.Y., where he attended and played basketball at Archbishop Molloy from 1963-67. He graduated from Providence as a four-year letterwinner with a degree in economics in 1971 and broke into the coaching ranks as an assistant at Davidson from 1971-76.

Past inductees include Jay Wright, Mike Dunleavy, Jim O’Brien, Mel Davis and Fran Fraschilla among many others.