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Episode 227: Jim Larrañaga, Teaching Method, Flexibility, and 5 Out Offense
Episode 2273rd August 2022 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Guest: Jim Larrañaga, University of Miami Head Coach


University of Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on teaching methods, flexibility and 5-Out offense.


At the University of Miami, head coach Jim Larrañaga has led the Hurricanes the NCAA tournament five times, while advancing to the Sweet 16 twice, and earning an Elite 8 appearance once. He has been named the Associated Press, Naismith, USBWA and Henry Iba National Coach of the Year, twice was both the ACC and USBWA District Coach of the Year and was the 2013 NABC District Coach of the Year.


Larrañaga has posted three 25-win seasons at UM – the only Miami coach to do so – and five in his career. He also has recorded six 20-win campaigns at Miami and 12 in his career. In conference action, the Canes have won nine or more league games in six of nine seasons, while prior to Larrañaga’s arrival, Miami had never won more than eight ACC games in a season. Larrañaga has helped the Canes to 18 postseason victories, including four in the NCAA Tournament (three appearances), nine in the ACC Tournament (eight) and five in the NIT (two).




1:00 - Very Flexible Coach

4:00 - Bowling Green Years

6:00 - Value of Teaching

8:00 - 5-Out Offense

13:00 - Repetitions Using Constraints

19:21 - 19:59 - JUST PLAY ADS

20:00 - Constraints to Analytics

27:00 - Rebounding

31:00 - Freedom

36:30 - SDSA BS

41:00 - Ball Screen Success

42:01 - 42:44 - DR. DISH ADS

47:00 - Proactive Connection

52:00 - Effective Ball Screen

55:30 - Penetrating and Pitching

57:00 - Creating Gaps

1:00:30 - Game Preparation and Flexibility


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