Jim Boeheim: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Syracuse’s Legendary Coach in Action

Earlier this month, Syracuse men’s head basketball coach Jim Boeheim earned his 900th career win against Detroit, making him the third coach in NCAA Div. I history to reach 900 victories. He trails only Bob Knight (902) and Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski (936) on the all-time list.

This week, we go behind the scenes to a Syracuse basketball practice as Coach Boeheim talks strategy and fundamentals with his team. Don’t miss this exclusive look at one of basketball’s greatest coaches in action.

5-on-5 Scrimmage

First, Coach Boeheim leads the team through a 5-on-5 scrimmage in preparation for an upcoming game. Boeheim huddles up with players and diagrams a play to run in a half-court setting using a double screen. This is a play the team must learn to be proficient at on both sides of the court.


Going Up Against the 2-3 Zone

Next, the Orangemen set up in a half-court setting to practice beating the 2-3 zone. Watch as Coach Boeheim gets fiery over a missed opportunity on the offensive end. Meanwhile, a particular emphasis is placed on the need to deliver bounce passes versus chest passes on low entry passes. Other principles discussed include: Offensive timing, delivering hard passes, and making sure proper basketball fundamentals are always being used.

The previous clips can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD  “All Access Syracuse Basketball Practice with Jim Boeheim.” To check out more videos in our All Access library, click here.

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