Syracuse community reacts to accident involving Jim Boeheim


The Syracuse and central New York communities remained in shock on Thursday in the wake of the deadly car accident involving Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim late Wednesday night.

Boeheim was driving on I-690 in Syracuse when he hit and killed 51-year old Jorge Jimenez.

This came only hours after his team upset #18 Louisville 69-49 inside the Carrier Dome.

Since the accident, Boeheim released a statement saying how heartbroken he is and extended his sympathy to the Jimenez family.

There has been no shortage of reactions throughout the area, especially on the Syracuse campus.

That includes former Orange star Lawrence Moten who gave his thoughts on the situation.

“At the end of the day, you have to thank god every day you wake up, because nothing’s promised. Situations happen sometimes that you don’t understand, and you just have to roll with them. I’m definitely sorry for the victim’s family, coach Boeheim’s family. Hopefully, everybody in the Syracuse community is in both family’s prayers,” Moten said.

Moten is the program’s all-time scoring leader and played for Boeheim from 1991 through 1995.

Also, in the wake of this tragedy, ESPN has decided not to host it’s weekly College Gameday show from the Syracuse campus.

The show was set to be live from the Carrier Dome on Saturday ahead of ‘Cuse’s game with #1 Duke.

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