SYRACUSE, NY – Syracuse coach Jim Bohayem said that the accident in which he participated on Wednesday night that led to the death of Jorge Chimeses is "what will happen to me until the end of my life"
Boeheim took the court on Saturday evening for the first time since the tragic accident on Wednesday, leaving the locker room with 2 minutes, 33 seconds remaining to the offensive against the duke. A record crowd at Carrier Dome gave him a huge ovation. Boeheim briefly recognized the crowd, and then approached the head coach of Duke Mike Krzyzewski, an old friend, and the two coaches hugged.
The message was read on the scene of the public address of the speaker in English and Spanish, recognizing those who suffered from the tragedy and commemorating the life of Jimenez, and then silence
Syracuse headed in the first half, but Duke turned the case into the second half on the way to a victory 75-65. Boeheim, left, bows his head during silence for Jorge Jimenez, a man killed in a fatal accident involving Boeheim, before the Orange collided with visiting the Duke on Saturday. AP Photo / Nick Lisi
"First of all, for the family of Jiménez, I want them to know how desperate they are, for my part in losing my lover, Jorge Jimenez. Julia, my seven and I are broken by heart, I love this community and see how many of my community members are gathering around the seven "Jiménez" is a reminder of how special the central New York Life is, "read Boychheim in a statement. about the afterlife.
Behime met with his team on Thursday, but did not attend the practice. The Sport Director of Syracuse, John Wildhock, announced on the day that Boeheim Continue to train their coaches at training day and then coach on Saturday.
"My decision to train this game, all I can say, I felt the responsibility and duty before my players are members of my basketball team, "he said in his opening speech after the game. "I recruited these young people to come to play at the University of Syracuse, I needed that I try to do my job today and they realize that I made this feeling a full weight of the tragic accident and its impact on the seven Jimenez. This is what Boeheim became emotional
describing the reception he received when he left the locker room on the floor.
"I've been here all my life," he said. "They always supported. And I think they know how bad I feel and I just thought they were there to support our team and me. And this is an unlikely situation. I can not describe the feelings that I have had since. On Wednesday night, I do not think that I can make anyone understand who was not there, this is something that is forever for me … This is one of those things … There are many things that you have to overcome. . but nothing, there is nothing like that when human life is lost and you are there. I just can not, I can not describe it to you. "
Behaym continued, saying that the feeling would never be left
"On Tuesday, it will not be better. It will not be better next week. It will not be better next month. "We turned to seven, and I intend to do it the way I can in the future. It's not about me, and it does not matter how I feel. That's what they feel and what happened to them." .
Beyheim and Krzhishevsky are very close friends, practicing with several US Olympic teams. Krzyzewski said he was surprised at Boeheim's hug, but he was happy he decided to train Saturday night.
"Supporting that fans, not only gave the team but the support they gave Jim, was great," Krzyzewski said. "This is an emotional time, because Jim has created the program here and the seven, and experiencing this situation, the whole seven goes through it, and I felt it was very good for him. The emotion release was so good. He is my dear friend and I managed to spend a few minutes with him before the game. He looks strong and I'm glad he was training., A moment of silence, everything was beautiful in this environment. "
Carrier Dome dome set a record attending university basketball on Saturday with 35,642 visits. He surpassed the previous record, which is also Inside the Syracuse in a game against the Duke, set in 2015.
"The environment and the rapprochement of the community like it was really great," said Buddy Boeheim, a senior guard . "It gave me goose strikes."