Syracuse’s Boeheim ‘ready to go play golf’
by Nicole Auerbach, USA TODAY Sports
WASHINGTON — Jim Boeheim added to the chatter surrounding his potential retirement Saturday afternoon following Georgetown’s 61-39 win, the final chapter of the storied rivalry.
After Boeheim had reminisced plenty about the Big East Conference during his post-game news conference, a reporter asked him if he’d miss it. His reply?
“Well, you know, I’m pretty much ready to go play golf somewhere,” Boeheim said. “If was 40 years old, I’d be real upset. I’m not 40 years old. That should be obvious, though.”
Boeheim continued to talk about other parts of the job he’d miss if he left the profession, discussing his dealings with reporters, instances that have gained infamy at times this season.
“I’ll miss some of these press conferences with some of you people, having a chance to get mad,” he said. “Then everyone’s mad at me for a couple of weeks. How can he say those things? It’s easy. It’s real easy. I don’t care.”
Boeheim laughed, and reporters laughed.
“When we get in these press conferences, you have every right to ask any question you want, and I’ll answer it any way I want to,” Boeheim said. “It’s fair. It’s fair, right?”
The golf quote — surely to be scrutinized by fans and reporters alike over the coming weeks — follows a peculiar incident earlier this week. The official Syracuse University Twitter account tweeted (then deleted) a link to a report that Boeheim was retiring.… [For more on In midst of retirement chatter, Boeheim 'ready to go play golf', click here.]