Jim Boeheim Quotes

jim boeheim quotes

This is a team that can beat anybody any night and any place.

-Jim Boeheim

I’m never concerned about how many players a team has. Some of the best teams we’ve ever play only had five guys. In basketball, it’s not about numbers, you don’t need 10 guys, you only need five.

-Jim Boeheim

He just had a fluke injury in practice, and we’re hoping he’ll be back soon. We’re hopeful he would be able to play fairly soon, but we don’t know.

-Jim Boeheim

Most of the people in the Hall are on a different level from me.

-Jim Boeheim

We’re pretty good, and we’re getting better. I can’t say we’re one of the top three or four teams in the country, but we’re definitely better than we were last year. Our problem is overly physical teams give us trouble.

-Jim Boeheim

I’m going to be very nervous, … You give hundreds, probably thousands of speeches in this business, but you only get one chance to make an acceptance speech at the Hall of Fame. That’s pressure.

-Jim Boeheim

Those two helped us to get off to such a great start, … They laid the foundation for the success we’ve had.

-Jim Boeheim

When they caught us, and they caught us three or four times, we kept going. Usually, when that happens, you let it go away a little bit. But these guys (Syracuse player) wouldn’t let it go away.

-Jim Boeheim

They won’t let you shoot it. But if they do, shoot it!

-Jim Boeheim

When Gerry got the ball coming down, I set something up. I told him (to) drive and give it to one of three guys at the end of regulation. He looked at me and said, ‘Can I shoot it?’ I said, ‘They’re not going to let you shoot it. But if they do, shoot it. As soon as he released it, there was never a doubt that ball was nothing but net.

-Jim Boeheim

I think if you can beat the No. 1 team in the country, you should be in.

-Jim Boeheim

Our biggest problem has been defending people. Offensively we played pretty well but it’s pretty disappointing at this time of the year that we can’t stop people on defense. We’re fortunate we’ve won as many games in our conference as we have playing the defense we have all year.

-Jim Boeheim

You have to have tough, physical guys to get away with that. That’s what Villanova has. The advantage is you get a big advantage on offense but a disadvantage on defense. But I think it balances out. But you have to have tough kids to do that. They have tough kids and veterans so they can get away with it.

-Jim Boeheim

We gave them four wide open shots at the beginning of the game. You can’t do that against a quality team like Villanova.

-Jim Boeheim

He hadn’t been in the whole game, and he comes into that situation and if he misses then they have a shot to go ahead.

-Jim Boeheim

Eric took the same shots he did against Connecticut except they blocked them.

-Jim Boeheim

Everybody wants the opportunity, no matter what you do in the regular season, to get to your league tournament, but we knew the rules.

-Jim Boeheim

 

 

This is the best one for sure, … It even fits perfectly. It has permanently banished all of the bad sport coats.

-Jim Boeheim

New Orleans means a lot to me. To win on the same court we lost on was a tremendous experience. … To see what’s happened to New Orleans is even more difficult for me because of what the city meant to our team.

-Jim Boeheim

Syracuse, New York, is like Hawaii for eight months of the year, … The other four months, I don’t care about the weather because we’re playing basketball.

-Jim Boeheim

It seemed for a long time there that we made the finals every year and took it for granted. It has been a while.

-Jim Boeheim

It had nothing to do with the law or breaking rules. He just had some personal issues he had to deal with. We’ve never talked about it, and we never will. I’m sure Billy never will either. The bottom line is, we think he’s on the right track, and we’re pretty confident he’ll be available second semester.

-Jim Boeheim

From the beginning of the year, we never talked about [Anthony] being the best freshman in the country. We talked about him being the best player in the country. I think he proved that tonight.

-Jim Boeheim

We’re not leaving out teams that can only win one game or no games. Now the reality is that we’re leaving out teams that can win two and three and four games.

-Jim Boeheim

They should have never hired Bobby Knight.

-Jim Boeheim

I think we should expand. I think we’re ready for this. The game needs an expansion of the tournament.

-Jim Boeheim

We didn’t do a very good job on the offensive glass.

-Jim Boeheim

We don’t make excuses. They played well defensively and they deserved to win the game.

-Jim Boeheim

We’re not really doing a good job of getting our offense going, getting rhythm and getting the ball to our shooters.

-Jim Boeheim

It’s a tremendous honor but it’s like anything you get in life. It really doesn’t change the future. You still have to go out and recruit and try to do the best coaching job you can. There is no better honor but it’s not going to help us beat anybody.

-Jim Boeheim

 

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