Mar 8, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim reacts as he coaches against the Miami Hurricanes during the second half of an ACC Conference Tournament game at Barclays Center.  Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Maybe that article last month questioning Jim Boeheim’s retirement plan was accurate all along.

Syracuse announced on Sunday evening that they have extended the contract of head basketball coach Jim Boeheim beyond the 2017-2018 season. The news comes hours after head coach in waiting Mike Hopkins left to take the job at Washington.

Syracuse announced in June 2015 that Boeheim would be stepping down following the 2017-2018 season, with longtime assistant Hopkins in line to take his position. That announcement seemed to be part of Syracuse’s way to show they were policing themselves following punishment from the NCAA. But as that final season approached, there were more and more signs that Boeheim would not want to leave. That’s likely why Hopkins left for the Huskies, where he got a six-year deal.

In addition to Boeheim, Syracuse also extended the contracts of assistants Adrian Autry and Gerry McNamara.

This whole thing shows once again that the whole “coach in waiting” notion is a much better idea in theory than practice.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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