“I’ve been at Syracuse for 48 years," Boeheim said. “I honestly have really never contemplated going someplace else. I had one interview, and I wouldn’t even leave Syracuse to do it. I did it because somebody just said we’re coming into see you. I said that’s fine. I don’t want anybody to know about it. I’m not going out of my house. If you want to come here you can. That’s the only time I ever talked to anybody else. There was never a thought in my mind of leaving. It was just a courtesy."
Even if he had the slightest interest in leaving Syracuse (which he didn't), Boeheim wasn't about to leave in '86. He knew he had a loaded team.
"I had Derrick Coleman, Stevie Thompson coming in and Ronny Seikaly and those guys sitting there. Sherman Douglas. There was no way in hell I was going then."