George Mason Hires New Basketball Coach

Saturday, Apr 30, 2011  |  Updated 2:37 PM EDT
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FILE - In this March 10, 2011 file photo, Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt directs his team against Virginia Tech in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Hewitt, the former Georgia Tech coach, was hired Saturday, April 30, 2011 by George Mason to replace Jim Larranaga, who left this month for the University of Miami. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

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Paul Hewitt is the new men's basketball coach at George Mason.

The former Georgia Tech coach was hired Saturday to replace Jim Larranaga, who left this month for the University of Miami.

Hewitt was fired by the Yellow Jackets last month. He went 190-162 over 11 years at the school and was just 72-104 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Hewitt is receiving a $7.2 million buyout over five years from Georgia Tech, making him more affordable for a school like George Mason of the Colonial Athletic Association.

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