Jim Boeheim’s legendary career has officially come to an end.
Syracuse University announced Wednesday evening that the 78-year-old head coach has retired after 47 years.
Boeheim won a National Championship in 2003, made 35 trips to the NCAA Tournament, and appeared in five Final Fours. He posted a career record of 1,015-440.
Adrian Autry, who has been an assistant at Syracuse since 2011 and served as the associate head coach since 2016, will take over as the head coach.
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Statement from Director of Athletics John Wildhack:
“I have spent my entire career surrounded by the biggest and best names in professional and intercollegiate athletics. Few people are on the same playing field as Coach Boeheim…Jim Boeheim is synonymous with excellence, grit, and determination. Jim is a rare breed of coach, building a program that is among the best in college basketball for nearly five decades. I am incredibly grateful for what he has done for Syracuse Basketball, Syracuse Athletics, and Syracuse University as a whole.”
Discussing Jim Boeheim’s Legacy in Thursday morning in-studio:
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After Syracuse suffered a season-ending loss to Wake Forest in the second round of the ACC Tournament on Wednesday afternoon, Jim Boeheim spoke to the media, and it sounded like the 78-year-old could be retiring.
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He also said the retirement decision “is up to the university” but that he “wouldn’t say that” when specifically asked if he wants to return for another season.
The legendary coach has been in his position since the 1976-77 season and has a 1,015-440 record overall.
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