Syracuse picked up one of the wildest wins of its season on Wednesday night — a 78-75 buzzer beater over Duke that helped push the Orange closer to an NCAA Tournament bid. And also, perhaps, their head coach Jim Boeheim closer to retirement.
It had long been understood that the 72-year-old Boeheim would step down following the 2017-2018 season and hand the program reins over to assistant coach Mike Hopkins. However, the Hall of Fame coach told “The Dan Patrick Show” on Thursday that timeline may have changed.
“I don’t know what’s etched in stone these days,” Boeheim said. “I really don’t. There’s a plan in place, and we’re going to see what happens. But basically right now, I might be done this year. You just don’t know. You just have to wait until the season’s over.”