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Syracuse Head Coach Jim Boeheim Retires After 47 Seasons



Jim Boeheim.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — In the past few years, legendary college basketball head coaches have retired from the sport. First Roy Williams (Kansas/North Carolina), then Mike Krzyzewski (Duke) and Jay Wright (Villanova), the sport’s coaching landscape has changed significantly in three seasons and brings another big ripple effect to the Atlantic Coast Conference.

After 47 seasons, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim has officially retired as Syracuse head basketball coach. The news was first reported by writer Donna Ditota and confirmed by Syracuse Basketball minutes later. Associate Head Coach Adrian Autry was immediately named the next head man of the Orange. 

Boeheim was hired on April 3, 1976, as the seventh head coach in Syracuse history. Now 78, Boeheim enrolled at Syracuse in 1962 and became a walk-on with the basketball team. Syracuse fell in the second round of the ACC Tournament to Wake Forest, 77-74, on a Daivien Williamson game-winning three with .5 seconds remaining. 

Boeheim guided Syracuse to 35 NCAA Tournament appearances, five Final Fours, and the 2003 NCAA National Championship. Autry played at Syracuse under Boeheim from 1990-94 and started coaching at the high school level in 2006, before ultimately becoming an assistant coach at Syracuse before the 2011-12 season. The Orange closed the 2022-23 season 17-15 overall, 10-10 in conference play, and entered the ACC Tournament a No. 8 seed. 

Pitt swept its two-game series against Syracuse, defeating the Orange on the road, 84-82, on Dec. 20, and 99-82 on senior night in the final home game of the season. The Panthers won their final three games against Boeheim and, according to Pitt Athletics, are 23-21 against Syracuse since the 1998-99 season in the Big East and ACC.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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