Jim Boeheim to Step Down as Team USA Assistant

by August 14, 2012

Syracuse University head coach Jim Boeheim, who has been a longtime assistant for USA Basketball, says his Olympic days are now behind him. In a personal journal on Syracuse.com, Boeheim reflects on a number of topics, and says he felt honored to be surrounded by such an amazing group of talent: “But I’m done. Mike Krzyzewski says he’s done. Kobe Bryant says he’s done. And I’m saying this is it for me. But this is a good way to go out. It’s been great. It’s been a great run. But five straight summers, giving up 40 days each is enough. Two hundred days over five years is enough. It’s time for somebody else to experience what I’ve been allowed to experience. And so, I’m headed home to Syracuse . . . and I’ll do so with this little regret.”