Jim Boeheim and Syracuse Basketball: In the Zone

Jim Boeheim and Syracuse Basketball: In the Zone

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ISBN-13: 9781683582489
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 50,800
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Donald Staffo is the author of ten books and more than 2,100 articles published in a wide variety of national and regional magazines and newspapers. He covered Alabama football and basketball for thirty years for the Associated Press and other publications and lives in Tuscaloosa.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface xi

Chapter 1 At the Top of his Profession 1

The 2003 NCAA Championship 1

Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 6

A Three-Time Olympic Gold Medal Coach 8

2008 Olympic Games 8

2012 Olympic Games 9

2016 Olympic Games 10

Boeheim Stayed the Course 10

Chapter 2 Growing up in Lyons, New York 13

Boeheim Becomes Involved in the Fight against Cancer 22

Chapter 3 Playing with Bing at Syracuse 26

Dave Bing 38

Boeheim the Student, the Person 39

Playing in the Eastern League 47

A Downturn at Syracuse 50

As an Assistant Coach 52

Chapter 4 Named Syracuse Head Coach 58

The Beginning of the Boeheim Era 58

1976-77 62

1977-78 64

1978-79 66

1979-80 66

Chapter 5 The Carrier Dome, the Big East, and the 1980s 73

1980-81 73

1981-82 77

1982-83 78

Pearl Washington 79

1983-84 86

1984-85 88

1985-86 89

1986-87 92

Chapter 6 1987 National Championship Game 94

1987-88 98

1988-89 99

Sherman Douglas 99

1989-90 101

Rony Seikaly, Derrick Coleman, and Billy Owens 102

1990-91 105

Probation 105

Chapter 7 Early Years of the Big East 108

Early 1990s: Syracuse Survives the Down Years 108

1991-92 and 1992-93 110

1993-94 112

Jim Meets Juli 112

1994-95 116

1995-96 117

Chapter 8 1996 National Championship Game 120

Chapter 9 Boeheim Battles his Image 123

1996-97 136

1997-98 138

1998-99 138

1999-2000 140

Chapter 10 A New Century 142

2000-01 142

2001-02 143

2002-03 144

Carmelo Anthony 144

National Championship Game 146

2003-04 155

2004-05 156

2005-06 156

Gerry McNamara 158

2006-07 161

2007-08 163

2008-09 164

Six-Overtime Win Over Connecticut 164

2009-10 168

Chapter 11 A New Decade 177

2010-11 177

Chapter 12 A Season of On-the-Court Highs and Off-The-Court Lows 187

2011-12 187

Bernie Fine Scandal Rocks Syracuse 188

Syracuse #1 190

Chapter 13 Boeheim's 50th Year on the Su Campus 208

2012-13 208

The March to 900 Wins 211

Still Some Critics Remained 211

Boeheim's Fourth Final Four 223

Chapter 14 Syracuse's Biggest Big East Rivalries: Georgetown and Connecticut 227

Syracuse, the Big East's Most Consistent Team 230

Chapter 15 Syracuse Joins the Atlantic Coast Conference 232

2013-14 232

Syracuse-Duke I 239

Syracuse-Duke II 246

2014-15 252

NCAA Sanctions: Amid the Storm, There Was Sunshine 259

Chapter 16 Syracuse's Unlikely Run to Another Final Four 272

2015-16 272

The Passing of Pearl Washington 290

2016-17 293

2017-18 312

Chapter 17 The 2-3 Zone 320

Recruiting 327

Chapter 18 Boeheim Debate Continues: Point-Counterpoint 330

Epilogue 335

Appendix: Boeheim in the Coaching Rankings 343

All-time Division I Coaches by Wins 343

Active Division I Coaches by Wins 343

Division I Coaches with 20-Win Seasons 343

Division I Coaches by Number of NCAA Tournament Wins 344

Division I Coaches by Number of Seasons with Current School 344

Coaches Fastest to 100 Wins 344

Coaches Fastest to 800 Wins 344

Active Division I Coaches by Total Games 345

Most Wins by School 345

Consecutive Winning Seasons Completed 345

Syracuse: Tournaments and Championships 345

NCAA Tournament Appearances 345

NCAA Tournament Record 345

NCAA National Championships 346

Helms Foundation National Championships 346

NCAA Final Four Appearances 346

NCAA Elite Eight Appearances 346

NCAA Sweet Sixteen Appearances 346

NIT Appearances 346

NIT Record 346

Big East Regular-Season Championships 346

Big East Tournament Championships 346

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 346

Consensus All-Americans 346

McDonald's All-Americans 346

All-Americans 346

All-Americans Coached by Boeheim 347

Retired Jerseys 347

All-Century Team 347

Boeheim's Coaching Tree 347

Syracuse Basketball: "Running with the Big Dogs" 347

About the Author 353

Acknowledgments 355

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