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Breaking: Syracuse Has Succession Plan In Place For Jim Boeheim

Jim Boeheim speaking to the media.

SYRACUSE, NY - FEBRUARY 23: Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange speaks with the media following the game against the Duke Blue Devils at the Carrier Dome on February 23, 2019 in Syracuse, New York. Duke defeated Syracuse 75-65. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

After 45 years as head coach of the Syracuse Orange, college basketball legend Jim Boeheim appears to be on the verge of retiring. But not yet.

Appearing on ESPN's On The Block, Boeheim said that he wouldn't announce exactly when he plans to call it quits. But he made it clear that there is a succession plan in place for when he does.

“I’m not going to tell you or anybody when this is going to be,” Boeheim said on the show. “We have a plan in place. A good plan. An ironclad plan. It’s not my decision. I’m not naming the coach like people say all the time.”

Boeheim has stated that he intends to coach Syracuse next year for the 2022-23 season. But he won't let anyone speculate whether that will be his final year either.

As for who this designated successor might be, we can only guess. But if there's a "succession plan" it probably means someone on the staff.

Associated head coach Adrian Autry has the most coaching experience of anyone else on staff, but Gerry McNamara has spent his entire career under Jim Boeheim's wing.

There will be no shortage of options for the Orange when Boeheim finally calls it quits. And it may not be limited to who is on staff right now.

What do you think will take over as head coach of Syracuse when Jim Boeheim retires?