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Posted on Tue, Feb 15, 2011 : 1:28 p.m.

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim wants reporters to know that he's never lost to John Beilein

By Staff

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim referenced his 9-0 career record against Michigan basketball coach John Beilein while making a point to reporters on Monday about how his program is covered.

Boeheim didn't like that reporters singled out a recent losing skid against Louisville coach Rick Pitino. Check out the video below. Boeheim talks about comparisons to Pitino at the 3:45 mark and brings up Beilein at 6:48.

Boeheim's displeasure was directed mostly at Syracuse Post-Standard reporters Mike Waters and Donna Ditota because of this article. From the press conference when Boeheim asked if they knew what his record is against Beilein:

"No idea," Ditota said.

"Well, then you don't know your business," Boeheim said.

"Why would I know that?" Ditota responded. "Why would I know John Beilein's record against you? When is the last time you played John Beilein?"

"This year," Boeheim said. "Mike, you know?"

"I don't think he's ever beaten you," Waters said.

"Yeah, you don't think," Boeheim said. "You're right. That's the way they work here. They think that's cute."

Boeheim and Syracuse beat Michigan, 53-50, earlier this season in the Legends Classic semifinal.



Wed, Feb 16, 2011 : 11:08 p.m.

I think it's a good thing pointing out how slow-in-coming Beilein really is. Even if Michigan has this Aura over many schools, including Syracuse, its basketball program as of late has been lagging - BIG TIME. Do you hear that John B? You already look like a settled-in big scholl coach, comfortable, serious, logical, and full of good words, but We - the Michigan Nation - expect much more than what you've managed to accomplished in 4 years!!! Who gets paid what major school coaches do and delivers next-to-nothing in four years. It's this stinking re-building business that they all fall back on. We desearve better from all the coaches, all the time, every year. Mr Brandon -- WE'RE WATCHING - WE'RE TAKING NOTICE!


Wed, Feb 16, 2011 : 1:08 a.m.

Seems to me that Boeheim has very thin skin. If you read the actual article in the Syracuse paper, it is very tame - just a standard piece that mentions the recent losing streak to Louisville. That's pretty relevant to me. Though I may be biased from my previous (only) personal experience with Boehiem. When I was in high school in Ontario, Boeheim was the "guest" coach at a summer basketball camp I was at (at the time, Leo Rautins, a Canadian who later was a first round draft choice of the 76ers, was at Syracuse). Boeheim's "inspiration" speech to us went something like this: "You Canadian's think you can play basketball? You guys are a piece of $#%#%!! You guys don't know the first #$%@#$ thing about basketball! You all suck". And on and on. I think he might have got around to telling us about working hard or something, but it was pretty much lost. Yup, very inspirational, I'll tell you.


Tue, Feb 15, 2011 : 7:50 p.m.

Good for Boeheim, he doesn't need to take crap from punk journalists who were in diapers at best about the time he started coaching. The punk journalists have a penchant for not doing their homework and engaging in "revisionist history". Jim Carty and Dave Birkett come to mind as boy wonders who were chased out of Ann Arbor.