Jim Boeheim is the longtime head coach of the Syracuse Orange men's basketball team. Boeheim has had a very successful run at Syracuse, since becoming head coach way back in 1976. He has won the Big East nine times and has taken SU to three Finals Fours. The high point of his career took place in 2003, when with the help of Carmelo Anthony, Boeheim won his first NCAA championship over Kansas.
Boeheim is certainly on the list of iconic college coaches, as he is a member of both the College Basketball and Basketball Hall of Fames.
Last season, Boeheim and the Syracuse program came under fire, when longtime assistant coach Bernie Fine was fired due to a child molestation accusation. At one point, Boeheim suggested that the victim was fabricating the allegations for financial gain, but later apologized for his comments. Some observers questioned if this would lead to his termination, similar to what happened to Joe Paterno at Penn State.
To date, Fine has not been charged with any type of indiscretion.
Saturday, Boeheim was among the many coaches on hand at the Elite Youth Basketball Tournament at High Performance Academy, in the Twin Cities suburb of Eagan, Minnesota.
Above is an iFolloSports.com original photo of Boehiem taking in the action and talking with Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski, St. Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli and Duke assistant Jeff Capel.
Original video of the group can be viewed in this iFolloSports.com story about Coach K.
It's interesting to see how all of these coaches are competing against each other for the nation’s most talented recruits, yet act so friendly to one another when scouting the players at these tournaments. Boeheim, Krzyzewski and the rest of the sideline men are very much a part of the same fraternity.