Boeheim is last of the Mohicans

The last of his kind in the Big East, Syracuse coach reveals retirement isn't far off

Updated: March 11, 2011, 2:29 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Jim Boeheim had survived and advanced on muscle memory, escaping a St. John's team that might have bounced him from the Big East tournament had D.J. Kennedy not wrecked his knee, and suddenly the winning coach was talking in an exhausted whisper as the color drained from his face.

"It's definitely getting closer and closer," Boeheim said of retirement. "I can see it. I can see the end."

The end of his forever run as coach of the Syracuse Orange. The last man standing ...

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