RealClearSports
Advertisement

Maybe Boeheim Should Leave the Bench

AP Photo

Before any Syracuse fans start spamming me with hateful emails and tweets in response to the headline above, please note that this column in no way criticizes Jim Boeheim’s abilities as a coach.

The man’s just as strong a leader now as he ever was. His Orange team has advanced to the Sweet Sixteen or beyond three out of the last four years. And each year he rakes in one of the most talented recruiting classes in the country — no small accomplishment.

Rather, my call for the 68-year-old living legend to call it quits after 37 years and 900-plus wins at his alma mater is born out a desire to see him happy. From the outside looking in, he appears anything but right now.

The man who took the podium following his team’s 74–71 loss at Marquette looked worn...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Get Ready for the Maddest March Ever

Tracee Hamilton, Washington Post - February 24, 2013

If there was ever a year to enter a wacky NCAA tournament bracket in your office pool — which of course your office doesn’t have, because they’re illegal; we sure don’t have one at The Post, no sirree — this is it. I... more »

College Basketball and 'Cult of the Coach'

David Roth, Sports on Earth - February 26, 2013

There are some games that lead a viewer to worry for Dick Vitale's sanity, and there are others that lead you to worry about his health. When Vitale is tasked, as part of his ESPN duties, to crank up the Oh Baby Machine for some... more »

Sadly, We All Eventually Identify With Coaches

Brian Phillips, Grantland - February 18, 2013

t's a complicated thing, the sports fan's relationship with a coach. You don't simply wake up on the morning of your ninth birthday primed for some solemn-faced geezer to give you life advice via starkly lit flood-insurance... more »

Politics, Money and Pro Basketball in Beirut

Jeff Neuman, Esquire - February 19, 2013

BEIRUT, Lebanon -- The players stopped mid-game, shaking their heads in silence at the violent brawl erupting in the bleachers. Instead of breaking it up, heavily-armed soldiers across the court laughed and snapped cell phone... more »

Short Heels Make Williams Uncomfortable

Luke DeCock, Charlotte Observer - February 24, 2013

CHAPEL HILL Rarely has a basketball coach seemed so unhappy about a successful gambit than Roy Williams and his small starting lineup.   When he first made the change, in the close-fought loss at Duke, he spent most of his time... more »