Jim Boeheim takes an awkward jab at Reggie Miller

By Cole Manbeck

Jim Boeheim has been making headlines in Pittsburgh for some of his public comments this week regarding his team’s Academic Progress Rate, and on Friday, the Syracuse head coach decided to take a jab at Reggie Miller.

Miller, arguably the best shooter to ever play in the NBA, is one of three members of the CBS broadcast team for Saturday’s game.

When Boeheim was asked if he’d like to make an opening statement, he spoke to Miller, who was sitting in on the press conference.

“I just wanted to tell Reggie that we do not play man-to-man defense, just in case you didn’t realize that,” Boeheim said.

Miller’s response: “I do know that.”

“It reminded me, if I ever went to an NBA game, and you missed your first two jumpers,” Boeheim said.

Miller interrupted Boeheim laughing and said “that would never happen.”

But tension seemed to build when Boeheim responded “but if it did, me saying, ‘why doesn’t that guy just drive? Oh, because he can’t.’”

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