Basketball Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim appeared on The Dan Patrick Show today and said that he would indeed coach Syracuse next season, even if the No. 10 Orange were to win a national championship to cap off what’s been a great NCAA Tournament this year.
This news comes on the heels of a March announcement when Syracuse announced that Boeheim would coach for three more seasons, though Boeheim, 71, said that he wants to coach for “as long” as he can.
Either way, Jim Boeheim defines Syracuse basketball and odds are greater than none that he’s going to go out on his term. Keep in mind that he has coached the Orange since 1976 and has been to five Final Fours and three championship games, winning one in 2003. For his career, Boeheim has gone 880-328.
And just why would Boeheim leave Syracuse after this season, even if the Orange were to win a national championship? Just because he’s 71 years old?
Look, the man is in good health and has shown no signs of slowing down. Don’t believe me? Consider that Syracuse was a bubble team until Selection Sunday and is now in the Final Four. Boeheim hasn’t lost a step, so let him coach for as long as he wants.
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