The time has come once again to begin the voting process for another category of the 2020 S.O.B. (Syracuse Orange basketball) Awards! Today we’ll start the voting process for the best Jim Boeheim quote of the 2019-20 season.
In case you missed them, here are the categories we’ve already covered.
- Best player
- Best walk-on
- Most surprising player
- Most improved player
- Best game of the season
- Best moment
There were certainly lots of options to pick from this year. Remember way back to the first game of the season, after the disastrous loss to Virginia, when coach called early ACC games stupid and a money grab?
Or there was the time after the Oakland game, where Jim Boeheim called the crowd “sad” and “sickening, really” after he himself had to pump up the crowd when the lead dipped to five points.
Coach Boeheim says the lack of crowd support played a factor in today’s game. He calls it “sickening”.— Claudia Bellofatto (@CBellofattoTV) December 19, 2019
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In fairness to Boeheim, you could hear a pin drop during most of that game, and he did later change course, calling the crowds “tremendous” three days later after a win against North Florida.
Will anyone soon forget the time Jim blasted KenPom (when he really meant Synergy) after a loss to Louisville, where he aggressively bashed defensive analytics that pointed to some deficiencies for certain players in the zone?
And then of course there is of course his comments about Greensboro during the ACC Tournament. No, not the time he said there was no value playing in Greensboro. We’re talking about his much more recent about-face, where he complimented the city and said, “I’ve been to Greensboro a couple of times and it’s a nice place.”
It’s time to cast your vote in the poll and make your voice heard in the comment section for best Jim Boeheim quote. Make sure to let us know if we’ve left off one of your favorites.
What was the best Jim Boeheim quote from the 19-20 Syracuse basketball season?
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On early ACC league games: "You never want to play these league games early. It’s stupid. It’s a money grab."
On the crowd during the Oakland game: "I had to cheer to get someone to make some noise. It’s sad, sickening really."
On KenPom: "I’m telling you right now, no one in this room, nobody that’s doing KenPom, knows who’s at fault when somebody scores on us."
On the ACC tourney in Greensboro: "I’ve been to Greensboro a couple of times and it’s a great place, great city."
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