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Syracuse chooses assistant coach Hopkins as Boeheim successor

Updated: October 16, 2007, 9:21 PM ET
Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Jim Boeheim has known for a while who he wanted to succeed him as head coach of the Syracuse Orange when he decides to retire, and now it's official that assistant coach Mike Hopkins is the man.

Hopkins said Tuesday that he had reached an agreement on a plan to succeed the Hall of Fame coach.

"Just to be thought of like that by a guy who I respect, one of the greatest coaches of all time, it's very flattering. I'm very humbled," said Hopkins, who grew up in ...

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