By Jack McCallum, Jim Boeheim
Jim Boeheim walked onto the Syracuse campus as simply one other non-scholarship shield at the freshman basketball group in 1962 . . . and he nonetheless hasn’t walked off. In six a long time as a participant, assistant trainer and the pinnacle guy at the bench for Syracuse University’s basketball software, Boeheim is synonymous with the blood and thunder of East Coast hoops. In Bleeding Orange, Boeheim recounts for the 1st time the entire pleasures and perils of a occupation spent struggling with “The Beasts of the large East,” the NCAA and his personal worry of failure.
The son of a funeral director, trainer Boeheim has continuously been lively, and his combative nature helped ignite what was once arguably the main attention-grabbing and aggressive collage basketball convention ever—the significant East of the Eighties. Boeheim’s battles with fellow coaches colossal John Thompson of Georgetown, roly-poly Rollie Massimino of Villanova, feisty Jim Calhoun of Connecticut and liked Louie Carnesecca of St. John’s became the large East into the easiest convey in university basketball.
Combining a true time, inside-the-program account of the 2013–14 season—Syracuse’s first within the ACC—with a story of his so much adored stories of coming-of-age at the Syracuse campus and of training Olympic gold medal–winning groups, Bleeding Orange is a must-read either for Syracuse fanatics and somebody who calls himself or herself an aficionado of faculty basketball historical past.