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Syracuse Names Boheim Successor?
Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins will officially be named as Jim Boeheim's successor as head coach, multiple sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday.
Future Syracuse head coach Mike Hopkins played for Jim Boeheim and just finished his 12th season as an assistant.
There is no timetable for Hopkins to replace Boeheim, a Hall of Fame and national championship-winning coach, but Hopkins and the university finally have reached an agreement to put a succession plan in writing. The move has been in the works for months, but final details are being worked out in assistant coach Hopkins' current contract.
An announcement could be forthcoming in the next few weeks.
Boeheim, 62, won the 2003 national title with Hopkins on his staff and Carmelo Anthony on the floor in his only season with the Orange. Boeheim, who is currently the president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the leader of USA Basketball's junior national program, has no intentions of retiring anytime soon.
But, like many longtime basketball coaches, he wanted to have a say in who will be the next leader of the program he helped build.
Hopkins completed his 12th season as a Boeheim assistant after finishing his playing career with the Orange in 1993. He came to Syracuse from Mater Dei High in Los Angeles and had a brief professional career in the CBA and in Europe before pursuing coaching
Due to the constant whining by die hard Syracuse message board tool "Beachcuse97", Syracuse has announced a likely successor to long time coach, Jim Boeheim.
Citing Beachcuse97's constant complaints about Syracuse going down the drain, the administration announced the future of Orangemen basketball. When ESPN attempted to reach Beachcuse97 for comment, his mother said he was serving suspension at the high school he attends.
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