Jim Boeheim is about to embark on a journey to Rio where he hopes to help lead Team USA to a third gold medal in the Summer Olympics as part of Coach K's staff. As he's done in year's past, he's also relaying details about his experience and journey to Syracuse.com.
This is always one of the most exciting parts of the Olympic process for Syracuse Orange fans because we get to hear Boeheim talk about how food outside of America is so weird and how he's constantly impressed by the fact that his hotel is really nice. It's like reading a travel blog from your rural uncle who refers to Syracuse, NY as "The City."
It's mostly a lot of talk about what it's like to go for a third time and how good the team and players are, but let's get to the good stuff.
Melo is excited. I'm excited. Everybody's excited. The whole family is coming again and they're excited. The whole crew (wife and children). They'll be in Rio for the last eight days or so, so they'll have a good time.
"Juli Boeheim In Rio" should be its own mini-documentary. Add that to the list of things I'd do if I ran SU Athletics.
There's been a lot of talk about the Zika virus, but we don't anticipate any problems with that. It's wintertime in Brazil, so it won't be as big a factor. And, anyway, I'm not pregnant. And nobody I know on the team is pregnant.
"We're staying on a boat docked at a pier, so we're going to be secure and protected from everything."
Missives from Jim Boeheim about what it's like to stay on a cruise ship instead of a hotel? SIGN. ME. UP. The buffet details that are coming are going to be magical.