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Jim Boeheim Addresses His Future As Syracuse's Head Coach

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SOUTH BEND, IN - JANUARY 05: Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange reacts against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the second half of the game at Purcell Pavilion on January 5, 2019 in South Bend, Indiana. Syracuse won 72-62. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jim Boeheim has been the head coach of Syracuse's men's basketball program for a long time. The 74-year-old head coach has been leading the Orange 1976. He has no plans on stopping anytime soon, either.

The veteran head coach, who's won 946 games leading 'Cuse, has "no plans" on retiring.

Retirement rumors will swirl on the recruiting circuit, though Boeheim told Syracuse.com that they're not true.

“A lot of coaches said, ‘You don’t want to go there because he won’t be coaching there,'’’ Boeheim said. “And all those coaches are gone. They’re all gone.’’

Boeheim, who won the national title in 2003 and has made five Final Fours, says there are "no questions" about his future. He's coaching.

“I’m coaching,’’ Boeheim said. “I tell every player the same thing. I’m coaching. I’m not going anywhere. Period. That’s it. There’s been no questions about that and there will be no questions about that because there is none.’’

Syracuse is in no rush to get rid of him, either. The Orange have made the NCAA Tournament three out of the last four years, reaching the Final Four in 2016 and the Sweet 16 in 2018.

Boeheim's season ended this year with a first round loss to Baylor.

The head coach's son, Buddy Boeheim, just finished his freshman season. It's tough to see the head coach stepping away before he graduates.