Syracuse Legend Jim Boeheim Appears To Announce Retirement In The Most Jim Boeheim Way Possible

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Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim in one of the most successful Division I college basketball coaches in the history of the sport.

Boeheim’s resume speaks for itself.

He ranks sixth all-time with 1,014 wins. He’s got a .714 win percentage over an incredible 47 season run with the Orange. In that span, Boeheim won one national title, 10 Big East regular-season titles, five Big East tournament victories and five NCAA Division I Final Four appearances.

Any way you slice it, Boeheim is a legend.

He went into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005 and then the College Basketball Hall of Fame a year later.

But the last 10 years or so haven’t been kind to Boeheim, barring a shock 2016 run to the Final Four.

The Orange have not had the same amount of success on the floor that they’re used to. And off the court, Boeheim has had a number of controversies.

He’s never been able to shake a 2019 car crash that killed a man stranded on the side of the road, despite police clearing Boeheim of any wrongdoing.

Beyond that, fans and media appear fed up at his near constant temper. Additionally, Boeheim has stated his distaste for the current NIL landscape in college sports.

Those issues, combined with Syracuse’s 17-15 record in the 2022-23 season, have led fans to call for the 78-year-old to retire.

Now it appears they’ll get their wish.

Jim Boeheim Appears Announce Retirement After Loss To Wake Forest

The Orange went crashing out of the first round of the ACC Tournament to Wake Forest on Wednesday.

Media members asked Boeheim about his potential retirement after the game. To which he gave the most Jim Boeheim answer ever.

Boeheim, of course, is referring to the speech he gave during Syracuse’s final home game of the season. The Orange honored the 20th anniversary of the 2003 NCAA Tournament winning team.

So while he may never formally announce his retirement. He may have just done so in the most Jim Boeheim way imaginable.