Jim Boeheim To Coach Against Duke Despite Fatal Car Accident: Report

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After a giant win towards Louisville on Wednesday evening, Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim drove residence and was in an unlucky accident that led to the loss of life of a 51-year-old man. The man's automobile had crashed and when he acquired out to go search some assist, he was struck by Boeheim's automotive. The Syracuse coach had no alcohol in his system and it seems as if it was all a freak accident. In a press release, Boeheim mentioned he's "heartbroken member of our group has died on account of final evening's accident."

According to Sports Illustrated, Boeheim will likely be on the sidelines teaching on Saturday when his crew takes on the Duke Blue Devils, who're the primary crew within the nation. The recreation will likely be performed in Syracuse.

John Wildhack, the Athletic Director for Syracuse defined the choice in a statement

"The Jimenez household has suffered an amazing loss. Our group is shaken. The Boeheim household is heartbroken over what occurred, as all of us are. This is a really troublesome time. I do know that Coach Boeheim's gamers acquire energy from him, simply as he positive aspects energy from his gamers. Our whole group positive aspects energy from one another. With this in thoughts, and after considerate consideration, I've respectfully determined that Coach Boeheim will resume his teaching duties later at the moment and can coach in tomorrow evening's recreation towards Duke. We proceed to increase our deepest sympathies to the Jimenez household as they proceed to mourn this tragic loss."

Syracuse comes into the sport with a document of 18-Eight.