Jim Boeheim gets testy again with reporters following loss to Marquette
Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim doesn’t seem to be enjoying his post game press conferences lately. Losers of their last three of five, the Orange dropped a close one to Marquette on Monday night, getting beat on the road by the Golden Eagles 71-74.
Boeheim’s took a number of jabs at the media after the game and also gave his two cents about the decision of the NCAA to move Syracuse out of the Big East and into the ACC after this season. The testy exchange with reporters Monday night comes less than two weeks after Boeheim publicly called longtime ESPN college basketball reporter Andy Katz an ‘idiot…and really a disloyal person’ to his face in the press conference following Syracuse’s loss to UConn, the final in-conference game between the two storied programs.
The comments begin at the 2:16 mark in the footage below, with Boeheim denying a reporter’s claim that he said the Orange, currently No. 12, have been able to get by this season without having a guy with a killer instinct.
Boeheim picks up his frustration with the reporters at the 7:40 mark:
“Any more coaches here? Want to ask another coaching question? I’d be happy to take it. I’ve only been doing this 37 years, I’m sure you’ve got more ideas of who we should play or we shouldn’t play or who should lead? What do I know?”
And then he went on to provide some colorful commentary on the current and future state of the Big East:
“If they had signed the TV deal for $17 million per school, I guess they are signing one now for about 2.5. That was a good decision. Big East brought it on themselves. Sign the TV deal and nothing would have happened. They were going to get more money? Didn’t work out that way. More ideas for me, guys? I think you ought to know by now if you start asking me those questions, I just laugh at you. That’s all I’ll do. Go get your Pulitzer some place else.”
(h/t Brian Timmreck for the footage)