Jim Boeheim Rumors

Carmelo Anthony made men’s Olympic basketball history on Sunday when he won his third gold medal. Two days later, Anthony’s college coach offered a sobering prediction for the remainder of the veteran’s NBA career. “He’s unlikely to win an NBA title,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard. “He’s never been on a team that even had a remote chance of winning an NBA title. As a player, all you can do is try to make your team better, and every team he’s been on he’s made them a lot better. Denver hadn’t done anything prior to him getting there and he took them into the playoffs. They weren’t going to beat the Lakers or the Spurs. In those years, they won the championship most of the time.”
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“He wants to win in New York,” Boeheim said. “I know the general opinion is if [new additions Joakim] Noah and [Derrick] Rose are healthy then they’ll be a better team. It’s just a question of if they will be healthy. They’ve been off and on the last two years. They’ve both been hurt. I think if both those guys are healthy, it certainly would make a big difference and [Kristaps] Porzingis continuing to progress. If those things happen, they can be better.”
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Of course, as Boeheim smartly points out, it’s not exactly accurate to parrot the oft-made claim that this job allowed Krzyzewski, after he turned down the chance to coach Kobe’s Lakers in the summer of 2004, to scratch the proverbial NBA coaching itch without ever leaving Duke. “This is really different than the NBA,” Boeheim says. “This is the best. “This is getting the NBA players without agents, without anybody else telling them what they should do, with them willing to do exactly what we have to do to win. So it’s really not coaching in the NBA. It’s not even close. We know that. This is fantasy world.”
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But a very high-profile coach is downplaying his draft stock — and it happens to be his former coach, Syracuse head man Jim Boeheim. “I don’t think he’s moved anywhere,” Boeheim told Syracuse.com. “That’s just media nonsense. That’s just the media and agents talking. Pro teams have not even had a thought about who they’re going to draft. The top, maybe the top two or three prospective picks, are thinking about the two or three guys they might take. “Everybody after that, they have no idea who they’re going to pick. You can’t tell anybody right now that they’re going to go here because they haven’t even thought about it.”