Jim Boeheim emotionally addressed the media for the first time since his involvement in the car accident that killed Jorge Jimenez. Boeheim coached in Syracuse's prime time matchup against No. 1 Duke on Saturday night. The Orange fell 75-65.
When news first broke about the accident, ESPN moved the College GameDay broadcast from Syracuse to Bristol, CT. The record-breaking crowd all held a moment of silence for Jorge Jimenez prior to tip off.
"First and foremost, I want to express to the Jimenez family how devastated I am for my involvement in the loss of their loved one Jorge Jimenez," said Boeheim in his opening statement. "The grief and pain his family is feeling at this point is simply put unimaginable. Juli, my family and I are heartbroken. I love this community, and to see so many members of this community rally around the Jimenez family is a reminder of how special Central New York is."