Jim Boeheim will coach Syracuse vs. Duke on heels of fatal accident

ESPN

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim will coach in Saturday's game against Duke, three days after being involved in a fatal car accident.

Athletic director John Wildhack announced the news on Friday afternoon.

"The Jimenez family has suffered a tremendous loss," Wildhack said in a statement. "Our community is shaken. The Boeheim family is heartbroken over what happened, as we all are. This is a very difficult time. I know that Coach Boeheim's players gain strength from him, just as he gains strength from his players. Our entire community gains strength from each other.

"With this in mind, and after thoughtful consideration, I have respectfully decided that Coach Boeheim will resume his coaching duties later today and will coach in tomorrow night's game against Duke. We continue to extend our deepest sympathies to the Jimenez family as they continue to mourn this tragic loss."

 

#basketball, #college

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