Los Angeles Times
Boeheim’s tenure at Syracuse is over
Basketball Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim’s 47-year tenure as coach at Syracuse came to an awkward end Wednesday, with the university saying Orange assistant Adrian Autry has been promoted to the job.
The move came less than three hours after Syracuse lost to Wake Forest in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, after which Boeheim hinted at retirement but said it would be the university’s decision.
Then came news from the school: “Today, as his 47th season coaching his alma mater comes to an end, so too does his storied career at Syracuse University. Associate Head Coach Adrian Autry ’94, one of Boeheim’s former players and longtime assistant, has been named the program’s next head coach.”
The 78-year-old Boeheim’s record in his 47 seasons, officially, was 1,015-441. That reflects 101 wins taken away by the NCAA for violations between the 2004-07 and 2010-12 seasons.
“I’ve been very lucky to be able to coach my college team, to play and then be an assistant coach and then a head coach,” Boeheim said before the school’s announcement.
Texas Tech coach Mark Adams, who had been suspended recently for racially insensitive comments made toward one of his players, resigned shortly after the Red Raiders were eliminated from the Big 12 tournament.
Morant to sit out four more games
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant will be away from the team for at least four more games, the team said shortly after police announced he will not face charges in Colorado related to the live-streamed video is which he appeared to be displaying a gun in a strip club.
Morant will sit out games against Golden State on Thursday, home against Dallas on Saturday, at Dallas on Monday and at Miami on March 15.
Meanwhile, the Glendale Police Dept. said it looked into the video, which was a stream that Morant showed on his Instagram account while he seemed to be holding a firearm, and found no proof of a crime.
Phoenix Suns star Kevin Durant slipped on the court during pregame warmups and was ruled out Wednesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder because of left ankle soreness. The game was supposed to be Durant’s home debut . ... Zion Williamson will be sidelined for at least two more weeks while the New Orleans Pelicans monitor the All-Star forward’s recovery from a right hamstring injury.
The Jacksonville Jaguars cut high-priced cornerback
Shaquill Griffin and will save the team $13.1 million against the salary cap . ... The Arizona Cardinals released receiver Robbie Anderson, saving them around $12 million in salary cap space . ... The Baltimore Ravens hired
Chuck Smith as their outside linebackers coach and
Greg Lewis as wide receivers coach.
Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington of Ireland, the late Tom Weiskopf and the remaining founders of the LPGA Tour were among those elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.
The first CONCACAF W Gold Cup, a women’s edition of the men's tournament, will be played in the U.S. early next year, the region’s governing body announced.