Boeheim, Wildhack discuss contract extension, Hopkins departure at news conference
by Eric Reinhardt
Date: 3/20/2017 at 17:43:1
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim said assistant coach Mike Hopkins came to him “in tears” on Saturday afternoon and told him he had an “unbelievable opportunity” with a chance to coach the Washington Huskies.
“I was so happy because he was happy. That was my only thought,” said Boeheim. “Mike Hopkins is like a son to me.”
Both Boeheim and John Wildhack, Syracuse director of athletics, discussed the departure and what’s next for Syracuse basketball in a Monday afternoon press conference at the Carmelo K. Anthony Center on Syracuse’s south campus.