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Jim Boeheim is a college basketball legend who took his well-earned place in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in September of 2005. In 34 years as head coach at his alma mater, Syracuse University, Boeheim has posted an amazing record of 829-293 (.739). Five seasons ago, he became just the 18th coach in Division 1 history to reach the 700 win plateau. He ranks second among active Divison 1 coaches in winning percentage and is sixth all-time in victories. His 2009-10 team went 30-5, and won the Big East Conference regular season championship. For his efforts, he won numerous 2010 National Coach of the Year honors, including those presented by the Associated Press, the Naismith Award, the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and the United States Basketball Writers Association. He was also named the 2010 Big East Conference “Coach of the year”, an award he has won four times. He led the Orange to the national championship in 2003, and appearances in the national title game in 1987 and 1996. He has never had a losing season and has led the Orange into the postseason (NCAA or NIT) in all but one season, including 27 appearances in the NCAA tournament. His teams have won 20 or more games 32 times in his 34 years as head coach. He has had more 20-win seasons than any coach in college basketball history. In February of 2002, Syracuse University named the Carrier Dome floor “Jim Boeheim Court” in recognition of his many accomplishments. In the fall of 2000, he received Syracuse University’s Arents Award, the school’s highest alumni honor.
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