Ty Butler of the Unfinished Business Podcast is back and this time covers the WBC champs, Syracuse ball and the top trending topics.
Syracuse didn’t need an NCAA tournament for March Madness. This was a weak rife with a ton of storylines. Tipping things off was now former SU assistant Mike Hopkins departing for greener, or warmer, pastures as he took the head coaching job at Washington.
The Huskies have missed the postseason six straight times and have just one Final Four appearance (three Elite eights) on their resume. Coach Hop elected to go with building his own legacy over trying to maintaining sustained success at a program that has seen prosperity for the better part of four decades under his mentor and Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim.
Retroactive to that, Syracuse University doled out an extension to coach Boeheim. This comes after a succession plan in place had it so that next season was his final one. But in an effort to create stability following the shocking news, SU athletic director John Wildhack decided it was best to extend Boeheim.
Forward Tyler Lydon has officially declared for the NBA draft after finishing his sophomore season as the second leading scorer (13.2 ppg) and leading rebounder (8.6 rpg). He figures to fit nicely with a team looking for a big that can space the floor.
Ty doesn’t understand how some of the SU fanbase is criticizing Hopkins and Lydon for their decisions. They both chose to do what was best for them and earned that right. Boy Green joins him to further discuss the SU basketball news.
And what a run for Team USA, who capped it off with its first World Baseball Classic championship. After defeating the Dominican Republic (the defending champs) and Japan (two-time champs), USA knocked off an undefeated Puerto Rico team by a final of 8-0. Matt Castillo joined the show to weigh in on the feat.