Syracuse Men's Basketball Head Coach Jim Boeheim will be coaching tomorrow's much anticipated game against Duke.
This just days after Boeheim was involved in a fatal crash that left 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez dead. Syracuse Police say Boeheim swerved to avoid a vehicle on I-690 that had wrecked moments earlier. Jimenez was out of his car and was crossing the highway when he was struck. Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor of the crash.
Syracuse Director of Athletics John Wildhack released a statement which reads:
"The Jimenez family has suffered a tremendous loss. Our community is shaken. The Boeheim family is heartbroken over what happened, as we all are. This is a very difficult time. I know that Coach Boeheim's players gain strength from him, just as he gains strength from his players. Our entire community gains strength from each other. With this in mind, and after thoughtful consideration, I have respectfully decided that Coach Boeheim will resume his coaching duties later today and will coach in tomorrow night's game against Duke. We continue to extend our deepest sympathies to the Jimenez family as they continue to mourn this tragic loss."