Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski confirmed what Miami Hurricanes fans and local media already know after Miami flattened his team 80-69 in Coral Gables last night: Jim Larranaga is one of the best coaches in college basketball.

Via the Miami Herald:

“They’re terrific,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “Jim [Larranaga] is one of the best coaches in the country. It’s not like this is the first year. They’re really good. They’re usually old, with the transfers, that they’ve been able to get. Smart. They’ve done it smart. They’re as respected as anybody in the league, and throughout the country, I think, because they’re that good. People respect talent and certainly they respect Jim. He knows what to do with the talent. They’re better than we are. They’re one of the best teams.”

Larranaga is now 4-2 against Duke at Miami.

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