Syracuse says after 47 years, Jim Boeheim is OUT as Syracuse University head men’s basketball coach

Jim Boeheim is out after 47 seasons; Adrian Autry named next Syracuse basketball coach

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Syracuse, N.Y. — Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim is out as Syracuse men’s basketball coach after 47 seasons, bringing an end to one of the most historic tenures in college basketball history.

Boeheim’s exit will result in associate head coach Adrian Autry assuming control of the program. Autry has been as assistant on Boeheim’s staff since 2011.

Promoting Autry keeps the job in the Syracuse family. He will succeed college basketball’s longest-tenured coach.

The university announced the men’s basketball coaching transition in a news release Wednesday night. There was no mention that Boeheim is retiring in the news release and no statement was attributed to Boeheim.

Instead, the university said Boeheim’s 47th season and storied career “comes to an end.”

The university’s handling of the news raises the question of whether Boeheim is willingly ready to step down from the program.

The news comes hours after Boeheim cryptically hinted at his retirement following his team’s loss to Wake Forest in the ACC tournament but said that his future would be left up to the university.

It comes on the heels of a nostalgic weekend when the 2003 team was honored on the 20th anniversary of its NCAA championship. Carmelo Anthony, Hakim Warrick, Gerry McNamara and many former players were in attendance for what was Boeheim’s final game coaching in the JMA Wireless Dome on March 4.

In 47 seasons, Boeheim’s teams have made 35 NCAA Tournament appearances, advanced to five Final Fours and won one national title.

He was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005.

Boeheim ranks second in Division I men’s coaching victories with 1,116, though the NCAA vacated 101 of those wins after an investigation into the program in 2014-15. Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski is the only men’s coach with more wins at 1,202.

“There is no doubt in my mind that without Jim Boeheim, Syracuse Basketball would not be the powerhouse program it is today,” Chancellor Kent Syverud said in a statement. “Jim has invested and dedicated the majority of his life to building this program, cultivating generations of student-athletes and representing his alma mater with pride and distinction. I extend my deep appreciation and gratitude to an alumnus who epitomizes what it means to be ‘Forever Orange.’”

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