No, this isn’t another take of Syracuse Orange coach Jim Boeheim flipping out on ESPN’s Andy Katz from last week. This is a brand new, but just as snarky version of Boeheim theater. The pool of this week’s victims were everyone who was at the press conference following the Orange’s loss to the Marquette Golden Eagles.
Let us just get to the crotchety goodness that is Boeheim. When asked if DaJuan Coleman was an option to come in the game and help on defense:
“You should try coaching because that’s what you think you are. Maybe you should try that.”
Okay, not Jim’s best. I mean, for all we know, maybe he was encouraging the reporter to get into the coaching business.
When there was a break in questions Boeheim did was he does best, freestyled:
“Any more coaches here? Want to ask another coaching question? I’d be happy to take it. I’ve only been doing this 37 years, I’m sure you’ve got more ideas of who we should play or we shouldn’t play or who should lead? What do I know?”
Uncle Jim, you know how to rip apart reporters better than any other coach in the country, that’s what you know.
However, despite the fact I hate his condescension, I do love how he has continually lashed out against the abomination that is the Big East:
“It is what it is. If they had signed the TV deal for $17 million per school, I guess they are signing one now for about 2.5. That was a good decision. Big East brought it on themselves. Sign the TV deal and nothing would have happened. They were going to get more money? Didn’t work out that way.”
Then he finished the press conference with this nugget:
“Any more ideas for me guys? I think you ought to know by now if you start asking me those questions, I just laugh at you. That’s all I’ll do.”
So if you ask Boeheim a question he does not deem worthy, well, he’ll get all excited and starts to giggle.
Joe is a Senior Writer for Rant Sports. Follow Joe on Twitter @JosephNardone