Former West Virginia Associate Head Coach Harrison releases statement regarding dismissal

Larry Harrison, who was dismissed as the associate head basketball coach at West Virginia last week, has released the following statement:

Harrison had spent the last 16 seasons on the Mountaineer basketball staff, including the last 13 as associate head coach. He was in his 24th season overall on Huggins’ coaching staff after spending eight seasons with him at Cincinnati.

Since 1989, Harrison was a part of 16 bids to the NCAA Tournament and three NIT bids. During Harrison’s tenure, Cincinnati advanced to the Final Four once (1992) and Elite Eight twice (1993, 1996). West Virginia won the 2010 Big East Championship and advanced to 10 NCAA Tournaments, including the 2010 Final Four and five NCAA Sweet 16s.

DerMarr Johnson has been hired to fill Harrison’s spot on Bob Huggins staff.

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