When word broke that Jim Boeheim's NCAA-mandated suspension was up at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, the joke was that practice begins at 12:02 a.m.
*Kaleb Joseph's phone rings at 12:02 a.m.* "Shit."— NunesMagician.com (@NunesMagician) January 6, 2016
Turns out, it wasn't a joke at all.
Like clockwork, the 71-year-old Boeheim met with his team at the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center just after the stroke of midnight Tuesday, a couple hours after Clemson had beaten his Orange by 1 point in overtime, about a minute after his monthlong hiatus from the team officially ended.
"He had his coat on about 11:30, waiting," Boeheim's wife, Juli, said Thursday. "He didn't want to be there too early. He met with the team and just kind of got things rolling again."
Our question is...how did the coaches and players know Boeheim wanted to meet with if he couldn't speak with any of them? We took some guesses...
"Ocean's 11 style. Slid up to each in disguise and just left an envelope" - Pregler
"They have a secret beeper system since boeheim still doesn't get how texting works." - Pregler
"Jimmy B definitely planted hydraulic semaphores outside of Melo and his home to code in the first practice." - Szuba
"Jimmy B Jr. used the rotary phone to call Hop Jr." - Lyons
"Boeheim spent the entire break trying to figure out how to send an evite for the practice." - Pregler
How @NunesMagician "editorial meetings" usually go. Surprised @SeanKeeleyIsMe hasn't just shut the site down. pic.twitter.com/qoVfSvco8B— John Cassillo (@JohnCassillo) January 7, 2016
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