Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said he will be guiding the Orange for "five or six more years" on Friday at the program's annual 'Cuse Awards earlier this week.
"I hope everybody's having a great year," Boeheim said, according to SB Nation's Nunes Magician. "I didn't. Normally when you lose your last game, you're really upset. Not so much when you're in the NIT. Not only did we lose the last game, but then I find out I've gotta coach for five or six more years."
Boeheim was expected to retire following the 2017-18 campaign, but his right-hand assistant and 'Cuse's head-coach-in-waiting, Mike Hopkins, departed to take an opening at Washington.
Boeheim guided Syracuse to the Final Four two years ago -- where they lost to the Tar Heels of North Carolina -- but the program failed to reach the NCAA Tournament in 2016-17.
The Orange lost their first game in the ACC Tournament against Miami and they finished the season just 19-15 (10-8 in the ACC) this past season.Syracuse also lost to Boston College, Georgetown, St. John's, UConn and Georgetown -- all five of those teams failed to make the postseason.