Jim Boeheim used to speed at triple digits

July, 28, 2010
During a fun NASCAR promotional event on the Syracuse campus today, coach Jim Boeheim wasn't too bashful about revealing that he used to drive at high rates of speed himself.

Boeheim, who shot free throws with driver Tony Stewart and will serve as grand marshal for the Nationwide race at Watkins Glen International next weekend, joked to reporters that he'd probably be in the wall on the first turn driving a race car.

So one reporter asked, "How fast have you driven?" The Post-Standard has video of Boeheim's answer:
"I can tell you, as long as there's nobody listening. I've gone over 100 before sometime in the past. Not recently. I think the statute of limitations has run out. I haven't driven 100 in the last 10 years."

Boeheim laughed after saying it, probably wondering if highway patrol officers in the future might be on the lookout for the Hall of Famer.

College basketball coaching is a fast-paced profession, of course, and coaches like Kentucky's John Calipari and Santa Clara's Kerry Keating have already reminded others to be safe drivers this summer.

Boeheim didn't exactly make a public service announcement today, but let's hope his speeding is indeed a thing of the past.



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