Syracuse, N.Y. - Syracuse University men's basketball head coach Jim Boeheim will be at the Saturday night's record attendance game against Duke.
SU director of Athletics, John Wildhack, issued the following statement:
"The Jimenez family has suffered a tremendous loss. Our community is shaken. The Boeheim family is heartbroken over what happened, as we all are. This is a very difficult time. I know that Coach Boeheim’s players gain strength from him, just as he gains strength from his players. Our entire community gains strength from each other. With this in mind, and after thoughtful consideration, I have respectfully decided that Coach Boeheim will resume his coaching duties later today and will coach in tomorrow night’s game against Duke. We continue to extend our deepest sympathies to the Jimenez family as they continue to mourn this tragic loss.
Wednesday night as Coach Boeheim was heading home after a win against Louisville, he came across a vehicle stranded in the middle of Route 690. He swerved to avoid colliding with the vehicle and inadvertently struck a passenger from that vehicle, 51 year old Jorge Jimenez. Jimenez was killed.
SU will take on Duke at 6 p.m. at the Dome.