HoopsHype Jim Boeheim rumors
Three members of the Team USA coaching staff weighed in Tuesday on the Knicks' controversial hiring of Isiah Thomas as a consultant, with Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim saying it crossed a line that shouldn't be crossed. "If it’s good one place, then it’s good anywhere," Boeheim said after the U.S. men's national team scrimmaged on the city's West Side in preparation for the upcoming FIBA World Championships in Turkey. "You throw all that out there, and it wouldn’t be good. It doesn’t make much sense to me. I just don’t think it’s a good thing." CBSSports.com
If Carmelo Anthony's college coach has any say, he'd like the star forward to stay long-term in Denver. "I would hope that Denver could make improvements like they're going to try to do and that he'll be able to stay there,'' Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, a Team USA assistant, said in a Thursday interview with FanHouse after the third day here of training camp. "I think that's the best thing. But that's just my opinion. He's there. He knows what it's like.'' FanHouse.com
"If you don't sign an extension, then you're under a new collective bargaining agreement and it's going to be a 30-percent reduction (in salary),'' said Boeheim, whose Orangemen won the 2003 NCAA title in Anthony's only season at the school. "It would seem to me that players might have to sign it. FanHouse.com
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