We've been wondering how Jim Boeheim was going to sneak some intel to the Syracuse Orange basketball players during his suspension. We even came up with some plausible (and implausible) scenarios that Boeheim could engage in to make it happen.
So far, it seems like Jim is actually doing what he's told for once and staying separate. There was one chance for the twain to meet, however. It happened last Friday when the Syracuse basketball team attended the game between Jamesville-DeWitt High School and Norwich High School. SU walk-ons Mike Sutton, Evan Dourdas and Adrian Autry Jr. all went to school locally a few other players like Tyler Lydon and Frank Howard tagged along.
Sitting across the auditorium? Jim and Juli Boeheim, rooting on their son Jimmy, who plays for J-D.
Per the stipulations of the suspension, the two sides kept their distance.
"It was a little awkward, but we knew going in that we couldn't talk to him,'' Sutton said. "We were on opposite sides of the gym.''
"I barely even noticed he was there,'' Autry said of Boeheim. "I was busy talking trash to Mike.''
I'm sure that won't come back to haunt you during wind sprints, Adrian.
J-D won the game (and Little Boeheim scored 39). Boeheim and his players went their separate ways and the NCAA clasped its hands together over its head in victory.