Jim Boeheim isn't a big fan of politics, but maybe he could make an exception just this one time.
The City of Syracuse Common Council honored Syracuse's men's and women's basketball teams during its regular meeting Monday, presenting both programs with resolutions (whatever those are) to recognize their performances this season. Here are the statements made by Syracuse City Clerk John Copanas recognizing both teams:
"The proud citizens of the city of Syracuse hereby congratulate the Syracuse University women's basketball team on the most successful season in program history. We thank the players for their dedication to the program, Syracuse University, and the greater Syracuse community."
"The proud citizens of the city of Syracuse hereby congratulate Coach Boeheim and the entire Syracuse men's basketball team on a highly successful season -- one that created lasting memories and resulted in yet another Final Four appearance -- as well as comending co-captains Trevor Cooney and Michael Gbinije for their outstanding careeers at the university both on and off the court.
Assistant coach Cedric Solice accepted the resolution on behalf of the women's team, while Adrian Autry and associate director of student-athlete development Joe Fields represented the men's team.
"[The teams made] the city of Syracuse very proud; both the men and women's basketball teams," added Common Councilor Helen Hudson. "They went to the wire, and a lot of folks were watching. A lot of us were cheering you guys on and I'm proud to say that Syracuse is my home, and thank you to everything you contributed to the city of Syracuse."
This season, Syracuse became the ninth school to have both its men's and women's basketball team reach the Final Four. It was the first time the women's team had advanced beyond the round of 32, while 2016 was Jim Boeheim's fifth Final Four appearance.