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Next season, Syracuse will go from banging with the bruisers at Georgetown and St. John's to running with the blue bloods on Tobacco Road. One thing that won't change for the Orange: Jim Boeheim will be directing things from the bench.
It took only minutes after Syracuse's loss to Michigan on Saturday night for the 68-year-old Boeheim to field the sort of question that becomes routine when a coach starts heading past retirement age. Will he be back?
Prickly as ever, Boeheim insisted he wasn't going anywhere. He told a reporter, ''As far as I know, I'm 100 percent coaching next year.''
Though he concedes all the conference realignment of the past few years has turned his stomach, he also insists Syracuse's move to the Atlantic Coast Conference won't send him into retirement.
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