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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Did you know that Boeheim has made final 4 appearances in 4 different decades (1987, 1996, 2003, 2013)?

Did you know that James Arthur "Jim" Boeheim is the head coach of the men's basketball team at Syracuse University?

Did you know that Boeheim has guided the Orange to nine Big East regular season championships, five Big East Tournament championships, and 28 NCAA Tournament appearances, including three appearances in the national title game. In those games, the Orange lost to Indiana in 1987 and Kentucky in 1996 before defeating Kansas in 2003?

Did you know that Boeheim has made final 4 appearances in 4 different decades (1987, 1996, 2003, 2013)? 

Did you know that Boeheim is currently second on the wins list of Men's NCAA Division I coaches?

Did you know that Mike Krzyzewski of Duke University has won 948 wins, achieved at two different schools, Army (73) and Duke (869?

Did you know that Boeheim earned his 880th win on February 8, 2012, surpassing Dean Smith's 879 wins at North Carolina, for the most career wins as head coach at a single school?

Did you know that January 2, 2013, Boeheim passed Bobby Knight for second on the all-time wins list, with 903 career victories?

Did you know that these are some of Boeheim's notable accomplishments current as of March 23, 2013:
  • Led Syracuse University to the 2003 NCAA national championship
  • Led Syracuse University to three national championship game appearances
(1987, 1996, 2003)
  • Led Syracuse University to four Final Four appearances
(1987, 1996, 2003, 2013)
  • Led Syracuse University to six Elite Eight appearances
(1987, 1989, 1996, 2003, 2012, 2013)
  • Led Syracuse University to 17 Sweet Sixteen appearances
(1977, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)
  • Led Syracuse University to 30 NCAA Tournament appearances
(1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Led Syracuse University to nine Big East regular season championships
(1980, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 2000, 2003, 2010, 2012)
  • Led Syracuse University to five Big East tournament championships
(1981, 1988, 1992, 2005, 2006)
  • Currently ranks second among active coaches in career wins (916)[19]
  • Currently ranks second all-time in Division I wins with 916.[20]
  • Leads all Big East coaches (past and present) in wins. (366)
  • Ranks sixth among active Division I coaches (min. 10 years) in winning percentage (.746)[19]
  • In 36 seasons at Syracuse, has compiled 34 20-win seasons, good for most on the all-time list[19]
  • Became only the 14th coach ever to reach 750 wins (2007)[19]
  • Four-time Big East Coach of the Year (1984, 1991, 2000, 2010)
  • USA Basketball's National Coach of the Year (2001)
  • Under Boeheim, the Orange have only missed the NCAA Tournament two years in a row twice
  • In recognition of Boeheim's numerous accomplishments as SU's head coach, the University named the Carrier Dome court "Jim Boeheim Court" on February 24, 2002.[21][22]
  • Basketball Hall of Fame (2005) as a coach[23]
  • Joined Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Calhoun as the third active coach with 800 wins.[24]
  • Coached the Orange to a six overtime win against the UConn Huskies, 127–117, the longest game in the history of Big East Conference play.[25]
  • Named 2010 Naismith Coach of the Year (along with the same honor from the AP, Sporting News and many others) after leading Syracuse to an unexpected 30–5 record.
  • On December 17, 2012 Boehiem became the third coach in NCAA men's basketball history to reach 900 wins, along with Bob Knight and Mike Krzyzewski.[26]






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