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Jim Boeheim Addresses Dajuan Coleman's Progress, Adrian Wojnarowski Column

Fresh off winning a gold medal at the World Cup of Basketball in Madrid, Syracuse's head coach took to the podium Wednesday to talk about a few things.

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When Jim Boeheim speaks, everyone in Syracuse listens. Or we are all interested to hear what he has to say. So, when Boeheim took to the podium Wednesday at the Carmelo K. Anthony Center to address the local media about FIBA's World Cup of Basketball everyone was curious about what he was going to say.

Was he going to take aim at the latest Adrian Wojnarowski column, which basically called the World Cup of Basketball a joke for USA Basketball and nothing but a recruiting tool for the Syracuse Orange and the Duke Blue Devils?

Was he going to make fun of all of Madrid's local eateries, and claim "You're not going to get any better than Dinosaur BBQ!"

Was he going to announce a suspension of assistant coach Mike Hopkins for his social media activities?


Come to find out, it was a mixed bag of all of these things (except the retirement thing), including Syracuse basketball:

As for that Wojo article? Well, there wasn't much but there was a little.

A few takeaways from the quick presser:

1) It looks like the playing status of Dajuan Coleman for the 2014-15 season is still very up-in-the-air. This stinks not only for Coleman, who hasn't really had an opportunity to play for the Orange at 100 percent, but also for SU, which will now need a huge year from Rakeem Christmas and redshirt freshman Chinonso Obokoh.

2) Syracuse isn't going to miss his hands, but we are all going to miss Baye Moussa Keita.

3) Those sophomores who Boehiem is talking about are: Obokoh, Tyler Roberson, Ron Patterson, Tyler Ennis and B.J. Johnson.

4) Jimmy. Buddy. You haven't gotten better recruits in the last 6-8 years? Come on.