SYRACUSE, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orangemen watches from the sideline in NCAA action against the Pittsburgh Panthers February 14, 2005 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. Pittsburgh won 68-64. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Talk about long overdue.
After completing his 34th season as head coach of the Syracuse Orange, Jim Boeheim has FINALLY won the AP Coach of the Year of the award.
Not bad, considering Syracuse wasn't even ranked to start the season. For a time this season, Syracuse was ranked number 1 in the AP poll, the first time that had happened since 1990.
The question is, what took so long? With his 829 career wins, Boeheim is 6th on the all-time list, and trails only Duke's Mike Krzyzewski among active coaches.
Said Boeheim, who led Syracuse to the 2003 national title, "I hope it doesn't take 34 more to get the next one."
Kansas State's Frank Martin finished a distant second. Coach K, who's Blue Devils face West Virginia in the Final 4 tomorrow night, received one vote
Published at 7:09 PM EST on Apr 2, 2010