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Jim Boeheim walked onto the Syracuse campus as just another non-scholarship guard on the freshman basketball team in 1962 . . . and he still hasn’t walked off. In six decades as a player, assistant coach and the head man on the bench for Syracuse University’s basketball program, Boeheim is synonymous with the blood and thunder of East Coast hoops. In Bleeding Orange, Boeheim recounts for the first time all of the pleasures and perils of a career spent battling “The Beasts of the Big East,” the NCAA and his own fear of failure.
The son of a funeral director, Coach Boeheim has always been full of life, and his combative nature helped ignite what was arguably the most fascinating and competitive college basketball conference ever—the Big East of the 1980s. Boeheim’s battles with fellow coaches Big John Thompson of Georgetown, roly-poly Rollie Massimino of Villanova, feisty Jim Calhoun of Connecticut and beloved Louie Carnesecca of St. John’s turned the Big East into the best show in college basketball.
Combining a real time, inside-the-program account of the 2013–14 season—Syracuse’s first in the ACC—with a narrative of his most cherished memories of coming-of-age on the Syracuse campus and of coaching two Olympic gold medal–winning teams, Bleeding Orange is a must-read both for Syracuse fans and anyone who calls himself or herself an aficionado of college basketball history.
Jim Boeheim is the second-winningest coach in college basketball history behind Mike Krzyzewski. In 2005, he was elected to the coaches wing of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The 2014–15 season will be his 39th as head coach of the Syracuse Orangemen. He lives in Fayetteville, New York, with his wife and three children.
Jack McCallum is the author of ten books, including the 2012 New York Times bestseller, Dream Team. In 2005, he was presented with the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for excellence in basketball writing. He lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with his wife.
Great read for Syracuse fans. Reading Syracuse's basketball history through the words of the program's legendary coach is wonderful. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Robert John Fields
Any fan of Syracuse basketball should read this book. If you've been along for the entire ride with Coach Boeheim, you will thoroughly enjoy it. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Marty Wallis
Jimmy Boeheim is still coaching and so I do not fault him for not talking about the coaching and what skills and attributes are needed to be successful. Read morePublished 5 days ago by r sloss
This is a Christmas gift, so I haven't any opinion on it yet.Published 5 days ago by Mary L. Murphy
I'm starting my 40th year watching the 'Cuse. Just a great book ! I believe this book to be fun for the younger fans to.Published 10 days ago by Thomas J Eckler
Great book.Thoroughly enjoyed it.Have a new appreciation for Coach Boeheim and the Syracuse basketball program.Published 11 days ago by Steven Leiter
My husband and son love Jim Boeheim so they will take turn reading this book.Published 14 days ago by Jackie Agnese