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Awkward and Bittersweet Exit for Jim Boeheim

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Longtime Syracuse Men’s Head Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim had a contentious and confusing news conference after their loss to Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament yesterday concerning his status with the team moving forward. He refused to definitively answer questions about his retirement yet shortly afterward, Syracuse announced that Arian Autry is their new head coach. It was poorly handled by everyone involved and the legendary coach deserved better.

Dan Patrick: “It was awkward and it shouldn’t have been that way. It should have been; Jim knows that he’s retired, and he’s bowing out, and let’s be respectful to Adrian Autry. But it’s never easy with Boeheim...It’s probably bittersweet.”