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Jim Boeheim Agrees to Settlement with Jorge Jimenez’s Household Over 2019 Deadly Crash

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTTwitter LogoFeatured Columnist IVApril 26, 2023Isaiah Vazquez/Getty ImagesFormer Syracuse men’s basketball head coach Jim Boeheim and Syracuse University have settled a lawsuit with the family of Jorge Jimenez, according to Karen Matthews of the Associated Press.Jimenez, 51, died Feb. 20, 2019, following a car crash involving Boeheim. Jimenez was the passenger in a vehicle

Jim Boeheim Agrees to Settlement with Jorge Jimenez’s Household Over 2019 Deadly Crash

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTTwitter LogoFeatured Columnist IVApril 26, 2023

SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 04: Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange addresses the media following a game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at JMA Wireless Dome on March 4, 2023 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Isaiah Vazquez/Getty Images)

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Former Syracuse males’s basketball head coach Jim Boeheim and Syracuse College have settled a lawsuit with the household of Jorge Jimenez, in accordance with Karen Matthews of the Related Press.

Jimenez, 51, died Feb. 20, 2019, following a automobile crash involving Boeheim. Jimenez was the passenger in a automobile that skidded on an icy freeway and hit a guardrail. Boeheim tried to keep away from hitting the automobile however struck Jimenez, who later died at a hospital.

Boeheim was not charged with any crimes or discovered to be driving recklessly within the ensuing police report. Nevertheless, Jimenez’s household accused him of being “negligent, reckless and wanton” in a lawsuit filed in 2020. It was not made public how a lot they sought in damages.

The phrases of the settlement have remained undisclosed, with the edges “recognizing their mutual privateness pursuits and the desirability of avoiding publicity about their private lives,” per a March 24 affidavit.

“The precise non-public decision of the matter is of no public import,” Boeheim’s lawyer, John Pfeifer, added.

Boeheim, 78, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Corridor of Fame in 2005. He spent 46 seasons as Syracuse’s head coach (1976-77 to 2022-23), going 1,116-441 with 34 NCAA match appearances, 5 Closing 4 appearances and a nationwide championship within the 2002-03 marketing campaign.

Syracuse introduced his retirement in March, with chancellor Kent Syverud releasing the next statement:

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“There isn’t a doubt in my thoughts that with out Jim Boeheim, Syracuse Basketball wouldn’t be the powerhouse program it’s as we speak. Jim has invested and devoted the vast majority of his life to constructing this program, cultivating generations of student-athletes and representing his alma mater with delight and distinction. I prolong my deep appreciation and gratitude to an alumnus who epitomizes what it means to be ‘Endlessly Orange.’”

Longtime assistant and affiliate head coach Adrian Autry was named as his substitute.

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