The season started out so promisingly for the Syracuse Orange this season, but being upset by Dayton in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, the Orange not only won’t be playing basketball this weekend when the NCAA Tournament continues, but they may have to worry about the future of their head coach.
In an interview with Michael Kay and Don La Greca on ESPN 98.7 on Wednesday (via Adam Zagoria), Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said he has only one year left on his current contract.
“I have only one year left on my contract here right now,” Boeheim said. “So I can’t guarantee that I’m going to coach here but I tell [recruits] I think I will. It’s a great school and you should come here because we have a great program and I will be here I think. If I’m not here there will be a really good coach here.”
Could Syracuse actually see the end of the Boeheim era soon?
He is getting up there in age and Mike Hopkins has been the head coach in waiting at Syracuse for some time. But Hopkins eventually wants to be a head coach and has been linked to openings at both Marquette and Boston College recently.
For what Boeheim has accomplished in the game, it is a bit strange that he hasn’t been extended by now.
Eventually the Boeheim era will end at Syracuse.
That day could come sooner rather than later.