It was more than just a big night for the Syracuse men’s basketball team. It was a huge night for their coach. Coach Jim Boeheim passed legend Dean Smith for third all time in wins, with 880. He now only trails Bob Knight (902) and Coach K (919). Coach K will coach until he’s 103 so I don’t see him catching up unless my dreams come true and Duke finally starts to suck. But unless Bob Knight makes a return to coaching, or Boeheim gets on the wrong end of the scandal allegations (See Joe Paterno), then Boeheim should be able to pass Knight by next season. However, Boeheim now holds the record for most wins at a single school. (Coach K coached Army and Duke)
It was a great win in overtime over Georgetown 64-61. He has been head coach at Syracuse University since 1976 and was an assistant coach for 7 years prior to that. He has coached great players such as Carmelo Anthony, Wesley Johnson, Billy Owens, and won the NCAA tournament in 2003. Congratulations to Coach Jim Boeheim!