Jim Boeheim Rumors
Kansas coach Bill Self became the latest on Saturday—sparked by a question about KU freshman Kelly Oubre—and it’s a tangent that just about any coach in America when teed up would go off on. Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim voiced his displeasure recently as well. “The mock drafts don’t mean anything,” Self said. “And I would tell the guy if he was here doing the mock drafts. They don’t mean anything. They’re ridiculous.”
Jim Boeheim says Carmelo Anthony is a “great player” regardless of whether or not he ever wins an NBA championship. “Carmelo Anthony, he may not win an NBA title but he’s a great player, as was Karl Malone, John Stockton, Charles Barkley,” the Syracuse coach told Mike Francesa Wednesday during a radio interview. “You gotta get a cast, you gotta be in a position to win.”
According to Jim Boeheim’s book, Carmelo Anthony didn’t really hit the books. In “Bleeding Orange,” the Knicks star’s former coach at Syracuse reveals Anthony’s grades for the first semester of his lone year (2002-03) at the upstate university. He made four C’s and one D that fall before leading the Orange to the NCAA championship in the spring and bolting straight to the NBA.