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Miami's Larranaga on FBI probe: 'I believe I am Coach 3'

Miami head basketball coach Jim Larranaga talks to the media about the ongoing FBI corruption probe in college basketball and states to his knowledge 'we did no wrong.'
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Miami head basketball coach Jim Larranaga talks to the media about the ongoing FBI corruption probe in college basketball and states to his knowledge 'we did no wrong.'

Miami basketball coach Jim Larrañaga spoke Monday for the first time about the FBI’s probe into pay-to-play college basketball schemes and his alleged connection to one of them.

Larrañaga said he appears to be “Coach-3,” the Miami basketball coach in the FBI documents who is mentioned as requesting $150,000 from adidas executives for a recruit, who appears to be UNC commit Nassir Little, as a way to secure Little’s commitment to Miami and eventually to adidas.

Larrañaga and Little were not named in the FBI documents.

Larrañaga said on Monday: “Based on what we know at this time, my legal team believes that I am ‘Coach-3’ as labeled in the original complaint in September, though it has not been confirmed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and I am grateful that we have come to that conclusion as I know I did nothing wrong, and it’s comforting to know that none of my assistants are connected in any way.”

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