Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Jim Boeheim on retirement: ‘I might be done this year’
Despite originally saying he would step down following the 2017-18 college basketball season, Jim Boeheim is apparently now considering calling it quits after this season.
“I don’t know what’s etched in stone these days,” Boeheim, 72, said Thursday on ‘The Dan Patrick Show.’ “I really don’t. There’s a plan in place, and we’re going to see what happens. But basically right now, I might be done this year. You just don’t know. You just have to wait until the season’s over.”
Boeheim is officially 900-353 all-time (.718). He won the 2003 NCAA championship behind freshman Carmelo Anthony.
Syracuse is 17-12 entering Saturday’s game at Louisville. Joe Lunardi has the Orange projected as a No. 10 seed at the moment.
Associate head coach Mike Hopkins will take over for Boeheim when he retires, either in 2017 or ’18.
For more on that transition and how it impacts recruiting, read my New York Times story here.
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.