Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 2/15/13
The greatest player in University of Miami basketball history has had his differences with the program.But not anymore.Hall of Famer Rick Barry, who led the nation in scoring as a Hurricanes senior in 1964-65 before going on to a star-studded pro career, is thrilled to see Miami ranked third in the nation.Im happy for them, Barry said in a phone interview. What Jim (Larranaga, the teams coach) is doing has been amazing. I dont think anybody could have seen this coming but I envisioned that he would have success there. Hopefully, with this type of success (Miami) will be not just a football program but will also be able to sustain a basketball program.Barry, though, hasnt always been enamored with doings in Coral Gables. He was very dismayed when the program dropped basketball from 1971 until reinstating it in 1985. He was disappointed the school only gave him what he calls a token interview in 2000 to be Miamis head coach. And he believes the Hurricanes erred by not recruiting three...
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