Yahoo Reports Jay Larranaga is a Candidate for Head Coach

Posted In News - By Chris Metsala On Monday, March 16th, 2015 With 0 Comments


UPDATE: Yahoo has quoted NBA sources saying that Jay Larranaga has indicated he will not interview for the Mason job.

Boston Celtics Media Day 2014Jay Larranaga will be considered in the hunt for a new George Mason Head Coach, says sources quoted by Yahoo Sports.

Jay Larranaga, 39, has stamped himself as one of the bright young assistant coaches in the NBA and is considered a potential future head coach. It is immediately unclear what – if any – interest he would have in leaving the NBA for college basketball, but he does have strong ties to the university.

Part of George Mason’s intrigue surrounding the Celtics assistant coach centers upon the potential of a next-generation Larranaga recharging a dormant fanbase and recruiting in the schoool’s Northern Virginia-Metropolitan Washington D.C. area. George Mason moved to the more competitive Atlantic 10 Conference out of the Colonial Athletic Association in 2012.

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About - Chris Metsala is a George Mason alumnus and was one of the founders of the original masonhoops.com site in 1998, which later became CAAZone.com. Chris has attended almost every home game and CAA Tournament from the Ernie Nestor years to present, and covered the team during the 2006 Final Four run. He currently lives in Northern Virginia.

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