Jim Boeheim out as Syracuse coach; Adrian Autry to replace him

The question about when Jim Boeheim’s career as the men’s basketball mentor at Syracuse would end has finally been answered.

Boeheim hinted he could be stepping down in his press meeting after the Orange were eliminated from the ACC tournament Wednesday versus Wake Forest. A number of several hours afterwards, the university introduced that Boeheim’s 47th year helming the Syracuse plan would be his last. Adrian Autry, a previous participant and lengthy-time assistant for Boeheim, was tapped to consider over the application.

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim gestures during the second half of his team's game against Miami (Fla) in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, March 5, 2022.

“There is no doubt in my brain that without Jim Boeheim, Syracuse Basketball would not be the powerhouse method it is today,” Syracuse chancellor Kent Syverud mentioned in a statement. “Jim has invested and devoted the majority of his daily life to making this software, cultivating generations of student-athletes and representing his alma mater with pride and difference. I extend my deep appreciation and gratitude to an alumnus who epitomizes what it indicates to be ‘Forever Orange.’”