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Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim May Not Retire in 2018

Author: W. Dawkins
Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim May Not Retire in 2018-19

With the hiring of new athletic director John Wildhack, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim may not be retiring after the 2017-18 season as originally planned.

 

With Wildhack, a good friend of Boeheim’s, bought on board Wednesday, the Cuse head coach left open the possibility of staying on a little longer with the Orangemen.

 

“I don’t know,” Boeheim told ESPN when asked if he will still step down in 2018-19. “I’m not sure.”

 

“For now, we’re comfortable moving forward as we are,” Boeheim added. “I’m looking forward to a great year. I’m going to be here this year and next year so all the guys we’re recruiting we’re going to coach. The staff is going to be consistent. That’s where we are right now.”

 

Wildhack is taking over for former Cuse AD Mark Coyle, who bolted Syracuse for the Minnesota athletic director job after only one year with the Orangemen.

 

“I’m thrilled to have him back here,” said Boeheim of Wildhack, who is a Syracuse alum.

 

“Well you never know what could happen,” Boeheim added concerning coaching past the 2017-18 season.

 

The 71-year-old Hall of Fame Boeheim has coached Syracuse since 1976. He has led the school to 32 NCAA Tournament berths, five Final Fours, and the 2003 NCAA championship.

 

 

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