Larry Eustachy. Rod Barnes. Keno Davis. Matt Doherty. Cliff Ellis.
Jim Boeheim now joins that illustrious list of coaches who have been named Coach of the Year. One day, we hope, Jim will be able to be as good as some of them. The Sporting News is, presumably, the first of many outlets to name Jim as their College Basketball Coach of the Year.
Perhaps the trickiest maneuver Boeheim executed with this team was his decision to start freshman Brandon Triche at point guard and position veteran Scoop Jardine as the first guard off the bench.
"Whatever coach tells me to do, I embrace that so much because first of all, he's a Hall of Fame coach," Jardine said. "Second of all, he knows what he's talking about. He's the head man. If you don't listen to the head man, you're crazy. We're all a family. If you want to win, we've all got to be together."
The Sporting News also honored Wes Johnson and Andy Rautins by naming them both to their All-Big-East First team. Brandon Triche was named to the All-Freshman team. Wes Johnson was also named to their 2nd-team All-Americans, Rautins was named to the Fifth-team.
The honors should continue to pour in over the next couple days. Not that I'm complaining...