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James Arthur Boeheim was born on the 17th November 1944, in Lyons, Wayne County, New York State, USA, and is a college basketball coach, best known as the head coach of the Orange, the men’s basketball team at Syracuse University. Previously, he was a professional basketball player, who played in the American Basketball League for the Scranton Miners. His career has been active since the late 1960s.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Jim Boeheim is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Jim’s net worth is over $12 million; his salary per year is over $2.5 million. This amount of money has been accumulated through his successful career in the sports industry as the head coach of college teams. Another source is coming from his guest starring in several films.
Jim Boeheim Net Worth $12 Million
Jim Boeheim spent his childhood in his hometown, Lyons, where he matriculated in 1962 from Lyons Central High School, after which he became a student at Syracuse University, graduating with a BA degree in Social Science. There he also played basketball in the college team, and as a senior he became the captain, playing alongside future NBA star Dave Bing, and together they led the team to NCAA tournament play-offs. Following graduation, Jim began pursuing his career in basketball further as a player in the American Basketball League’s team – the Scranton Miners, winning two championships. Thanks to his skills, he was named a second-team all-star. However, he decided to quit his playing career, and to begin coaching basketball.
At the beginning, Jim was hired as a graduate assistant for the Orange, the Syracuse team, but then moved to the position of a full-time assistant coach, who helped lead the team to its first Final Four at the NCAA Tournament in 1975. However, in the following season, he was hired as the head basketball coach and athletic director at Tulane University, increasing further his net worth, but in no time he returned to his alma mater as the head coach, since when he has spent his entire career there.
His net worth has gone only upwards, as he has led the Orange to the NCAA and NIT tournaments every year. Under his leadership, the Orange have never had a losing season, as have competed in three NCAA national championship games in 1987, 1996, and 2003, and won it in 2003. The team also appeared in Final Four during the 2012-2013 season, plus winning five NCAA Regional, five Big East and eight regular season Big East Championships.
To speak further about his career, Jim is also known for being the head coach of the USA national team which won the gold medal at the World Championship in Japan in 2001, so he was named USA Basketball 2001 National Coach of the Year. He also worked twice as an assistant coach for the USA national team in the FIBA World Championships in 1990 and 2006. Later, he was also an assistant coach at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England, where the team also won gold medals. All of these achievements have helped add a considerable amount to his net worth.
Thanks to his accomplishments in the sports industry, Jim has been rewarded with numerous recognitions, including the Clair Bee Award in 2004, and Syracuse University’s Arents Award in the same year. He was also inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005.
Regarding his personal life, Jim Boeheim has been married to Juli since 1997, with whom he has three children. He also has a daughter with his former wife Elaine (1976-94). As he was diagnosed with cancer in 2001, the couple established the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation, an organization which helps people suffering from this disease.