These are pulled from a Washington Post article today that makes George Mason seem like about the most likable team in college basketball history. It’s a nice article by Mike Wise, and gives you a look at the honest, goofy, nature of this team and their head coach.
â€¢ Coach Jim Larranaga does not use profanity.
â€¢ Larranaga’s salary is 1/9th of Billy Donovan’s.
â€¢ Larranaga’s first assistant coaches lived in his basement.
â€¢ A quote from freshman Sammy Hernandez, who loves Scarface: “First, you get the money. Then, you get the Final Four. Then, you get the woman.”
â€¢ Jai Lewis is nicknamed “Giggles.”
And here’s another good one from Adrian Wojnarowski at ESPN.com. It’s a little bit more about how Mason got to where they are, the kind of people they were looking for, and how they’ve gone about things. Both quality reads.