Boeheim has two years left on current deal

5/9/2005 - Syracuse Orange

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim has
agreed to a four-year contract extension, the university announced

Boeheim, who has been head coach since 1976, has two years
remaining on his current contract.

"This extension recognizes Jim Boeheim for who he is -- one of
the top college basketball coaches in the country," athletics
director Daryl Gross said in a statement. "We are thrilled to have
a commitment from him."

Boeheim finished his 29th season as head coach with a 703-241
overall record. His 27 20-win campaigns place him in a second-place
tie with Bobby Knight and Lute Olson on the all-time Division I
list. Boeheim also is eighth in Division I NCAA Tournament wins
with 41.

"I am appreciative of the university's effort to put together
this contract extension," said Boeheim, who last month was elected
to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. "The administrative
and community support we receive allows our program to remain

The Orange finished at 27-7 in 2004-05 and made their 24th NCAA
Tournament appearance under Boeheim, losing in overtime to Vermont
in a first-round upset.

Boeheim has guided the Orange to three NCAA championship game
appearances. The Orange beat Kansas for the 2003 national title
after losing to Indiana in 1987 and Kentucky in 1996.