Boeheim sticking around after Hopkins departure

Syracuse Head Coach Jim Boeheim isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Syracuse University is announcing that they have agreed to a new contract with the Hall of Fame coach beyond the 2017-18 season.  Boeheim was originally scheduled to retire at the end of next season.

The announcement was made hours after the head-coach designate Mike Hopkins announced he was leaving to lead the program at Washington.

“Mike accepting the position at Washington has put us in a unique position,” said John Wildhack, Syracuse Director of Athletics in a statement. “After discussing it with Chancellor Syverud, we believe the best decision for the student-athletes currently in the program and those who are committed to attending the University is to extend Coach Boeheim's contract. Jim has enthusiastically agreed.”

Adrian Autry and Gerry McNamara were also signed to extensions. Autry was promoted to associate head coach replacing Hopkins.

It hasn't been made clear by the University or the Athletics Department the length of the extensions.

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