Atlanta (WSYR-TV) - Syracuse University men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim exchanged harsh words with a reporter who asked whether he would return next year.
Boeheim has said several times this season that he has no retirement plans.
Greg Doyle of CBSSports.com asked, “When do you think you’ll decide, announce, whatever, whether or not you’re coming back next year? Or do you already know?”
Boeheim offered the kind of acerbic response reporters and fans have come to expect from him.
“Why would you ask that? I expect it from you. I know you,” the coach said. “Why ask that question? Are you going to ask John Beilein that question?”
Boeheim later backed off from his aggressive response and apologized.
“As far as I know I’m 100 percent coaching next year and that’s where I am,” he said.