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Boeheim hosts second annual Coaches vs. Cancer golf fundraiser

By By BRIAN SANDLER

VERONA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Syracuse men's basketball head coach Jim Boeheim continued his mission to fight cancer on Thursday with the 2nd Annual Jim Boeheim Golf Classic at Turning Stone Resort's Shenendoah course.

Despite it being just the second year of the event, Boeheim expected to raise more than $100,000.  The proceeds benefit Coaches vs. Cancer, a subsidiary of the American Cancer Society.  For more on the organization, click here.

Speaking to the media, Boeheim talked about his joy at being able to raise so much money for cancer research in a single day, the impressiveness of former Syracuse star Jonny Flynn's NBA Summer League performance, his pleasure at bringing back former SU star Gerry McNamara as a graduate assistant coach, and his excitement at re-signing with Team USA as an assistant coach.

Boeheim says the experience he had during his first term with the national team, which culminated with an Olympic gold medal last summer, is something he's brought back to the Orange.

"I think we do some of the offensive things that we did with USA basketball, [and] a few defensive things.  But I think [it's] a lot of motivational things, psychological things that you pick up from other coaches and even from working with the NBA players.  They've got some great ideas that young players don't have yet.  So it's been a great experience for me, and very beneficial to our program at Syracuse."

 

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