Syracuse men’s basketball assistant Mike Hopkins has been formally given the title of head coach designate to succeed Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim after the 2017-18 season.
Jim Boeheim said Thursday that 2018 is the “right time” to retire, but acknowledged that next season could be his last as he appeals NCAA sanctions for academic and benefits violations.
Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim will retire in three years and the university’s athletic director has resigned, the school announced Wednesday.
Jim Boeheim spoke publicly on Sunday for the first time since the NCAA released its scathing report on Syracuse’s athletic department on Friday.
The NFL offseason has proven to be an eventful one thus far, as the AFC East has become quite the hot spot.
The governing body, saying the school lost control of its athletic department, placed Syracuse on probation for five years for breaking with the “most fundamental core values of the NCAA.”
In a stunning announcement, the school said Wednesday it is issuing a postseason ban this season against its men’s basketball program for past infractions that are currently being investigated by the NCAA.
“I think he’ll take a little less money. I don’t think that’s that big of an issue. Obviously money is important to all of us. But I think Carmelo wants to win.”
A month ago, Syracuse was unbeaten, ranked No. 1 and riding high. Now, the Orange are struggling toward the postseason having lost four of five.
The Eagles, whose only conference wins this season were over Virginia Tech, beat a No. 1-ranked team for the third time and first since knocking off then-No. 1 North Carolina in 2009.
“I think you have to be in a place that you have a chance to win a championship. I think Carmelo loves New York, but I would tell him, ‘Let’s try to get some place where you can win this thing.'”
Orange duo C.J. Fair and Tyler Ennis both scored 21 points, and No. 2 Syracuse pulled out a 68-63 victory over St. John’s on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
“That’s really the most idiotic suggestion of all time,” Boeheim said. “I don’t believe players should be paid. I believe they are getting a tremendous opportunity.”
Arizona coach Sean Miller may very well have the best defensive team he’s ever coached, but either Mayes or York is going to have to emerge as a legitimate outside threat for the Wildcats to get to a Final Four.
The six-time All-Star is worried that general manager Glen Grunwald won’t add an additional piece in the offseason, a source told the New York Post.