Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim doesn’t have a lot left to prove in terms of his coaching career. He’s been at the helm of the Orange program since 1976 and is second on the all-time list in career wins.
At 72-years old, you can’t help but wonder what else he to coach for.
On Saturday, NBC Sports gave us at least a small hint.
Boeheim would like to coach at Syracuse at least until his son wraps up his career there as a player.
Boeheim’s son, Buddy, is a high school senior, and will be on the Syracuse roster next season. Assuming Boeheim the younger exhausts all of his eligibility, that would mean Jim Boeheim would be in charge for at least four seasons, possibly more.
“He might redshirt, too,” Jim Boeheim said jokingly.
It was unclear how long Boeheim might coach prior to this, but knowing that his longevity is at least in part tied to his sons basketball career helps provide a timetable.
Former “coach in waiting” Mike Hopkins got tired of waiting this offseason and took a job with Washington.
The Orange won’t force Boeheim out, especially if he keeps producing winners. The Orange have missed the tournament two of the last three seasons, but prior to that enjoyed a streak of six consecutive years in which they made an appearance.
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