Eric Angevine of CBSSports.com, and big CAA follower talks about the chances of George Mason ever playing on “Larranaga Court”. Mason fans have been talking about this since the 2006 Final Four but now with Larranaga’s resignation from the green and gold people wonder if it will ever happen. Angevine cites Corey Schmidt of Halcyon Hoops who made this chart showing that Larranaga falls below the average tenure for what it took for most other schools to name the court after their coach:
|Chart by Halcyon Hoops|
I agree with what they saying that if Larranaga had retired instead of moving on to Miami this would be closer to a lock but currently the sting is still there from his departure. Most would say his accomplishments at George Mason would merit a court naming but does jumping ship to South Beach overshadow that? Say he has three subpar seasons at Miami and retires, would the fan base still be bitter? It’s an interesting question because let’s face it George Mason doesn’t do much to honor former players or coaches. There is no retired jersey of George Evans hanging in the rafters and the all the Final Four guys got were toy sized bobble-heads.