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Rumors have been swirling about the prospects of Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim retiring at season's end.On Thursday, a tweet sent out by the school's official Twitter account included a link to a report that suggested Boeheim was soon to retire. That tweet has since been deleted and the school offered an explanation by Friday morning.But the longtime Orange coach made some comments following his team's 61-39 loss at Georgetown Saturday that might stir up the retirement rumors once again.A reporter asked Boeheim if he would miss being in the Big East Conference during a post-game news conference. Syracuse is set to join the ACC after this school year is over."Well, you know, I'm pretty much ready to go play golf somewhere," Boeheim said. "If was 40 years old, I'd be real upset. I'm not 40 years old. That should be obvious, though."Boeheim then continued to discuss some of the other things about the job he would miss if he left the profession. Specifically, his dealings with the media."I'll miss some of these press conferences with some of you people, having a chance to get mad," he said. "Then everyone's mad at me for a couple of weeks. How can he say those things? It's easy. It's real easy. I don't care."Via USA TODAY
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Jim Boeheim shot down speculation that he may be retiring, saying after Syracuse’s 61-39 loss to Georgetown Saturday that he has never given thought to the idea.
Rumors of Boeheim’s impending retirement began last week with a report from a small-time blog saying that Syracuse asked Boeheim to step down after the season because of NCAA investigations. A tweet from Syracuse’s...
Following Syracuse’s 61-39 disastrous loss to Georgetown, a member of the press asked Jim Boeheim if he was going to miss the Georgetown-Syracuse rivalry and the Big East. The Per’fesser said if he was younger maybe he would be bothered. But at 68, not so much.
“I’m pretty much ready to go play golf some place. If I was 40 years old, I’d be real upset. I’m not.”
The one thing that Big East reporters are really going to miss when Syracuse departs from the conference to join the ACC are the Jim Boeheim press conferences. He is known for speaking off the cuff on many occasions, and his final regular season presser in Big East competition following an embarrassing loss to long-time rival Georgetown was no different. Speaking to reporters after...
Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim may have hinted at retirement following a blowout loss at the hands of Georgetown.
The Mike Hopkins head coaching rumors annually swirl this time of year. As we creep toward the tournament, there’s always a major conference school searching for the next great young assistant. And sometimes the arrow lands on Hop. Understandably so. He’s learned under a Hall of Fame coach for decades. Hop has proven his worth on the recruiting trail. He’s approachable...
There was some Syracuse weirdness Thursday – ok, nothing new, right? – but it was odd that the university somehow managed to tweet that Jim Boeheim was retiring at the end of the season.
They later retracted it.
Here’s a good rundown with tons of links from Syracuse.com., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/things-get-strange-at-syracuse
Heart? Desire? Mental toughness? None of the above Saturday for the Orange, as Syracuse was handed one of the most embarrassing defeats in program history. Georgetown crushed SU 61-39, the worst offensive showing in Jim Boeheim’s three decades. The final matchup ever between the two schools in the Big East conference, and SU brought nothing to the table, outscored 36-21 in the...
The four-year member of the Orange takes time to comment on the loss to the Hoyas, the fast-approaching postseason, and what he thinks of himself and the team moving forward in the video inside.
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