Larry Harrison Releases Statement About Firing

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Morgantown, West Virginia – Moments ago, former West Virginia assistant basketball coach and longtime Bob Huggins’ right hand man Larry Harrison released a statement regarding his dismissal from the university. Here’s what Coach Harrison had to say in the statement:

“Thank you to the numerous players, boosters, media, alumni, coaches, friends and fans that have reached out to me over these past days. I wish I had an explanation to share with you in regards to my unforeseen dismissal but I do not. However I can assure you that I am not the subject of any NCAA, criminal or other investigations or violations. I read the university’s statement that the decision was made in the best interest of Mountaineer basketball. I can only assume that some important people believe that to be true.

To Mountaineer Nation. Thank you for your loyalty, support and friendship over the last 15 and 1/2 years. We had some great times! Remember our first year, 2007, when we advanced to the Sweet Sixteen with wins over Arizona and Duke; taking over the city of Indianapolis at the Final Final or my personal favorite, winning the Big East Tournament! I will cherish the years of “Press Virginia.” Thank you for the cheers and being the loudest house in the conference!

To the players, both past and present, remember I’m a phone call away and like always, “Coach Larry got your back.” You have my continued love, loyalty and respect.”

Harrison ended by saying, “Once a Mountaineer, Always a Mountaineer.”