Color Him Orange: The Jim Boeheim Story

Scott Pitoniak


Color Him Orange: The Jim Boeheim Story

Color Him Orange: The Jim Boeheim Story

  • Title: Color Him Orange: The Jim Boeheim Story
  • Author: Scott Pitoniak
  • ISBN: 9781600785177
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Hardcover



In Color Him Orange The Jim Boeheim Story, award winning sports columnist and best selling author Scott Pitoniak identifies the sources of Basketball Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim s fierce competitive drive and loyalty to Syracuse The book also examines the people who shaped Boeheim as a person and a coach, the great players he has coached, and his incredible devotion tIn Color Him Orange The Jim Boeheim Story, award winning sports columnist and best selling author Scott Pitoniak identifies the sources of Basketball Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim s fierce competitive drive and loyalty to Syracuse The book also examines the people who shaped Boeheim as a person and a coach, the great players he has coached, and his incredible devotion to raising money in hopes of eradicating cancer which claimed both of his parents lives, and has also victimized Boeheim himself.


Recent Comments "Color Him Orange: The Jim Boeheim Story"

This book was everything I thought it would be and then some. The beginning of the book gives you history of Boeheim’s childhood in Lyons, NY. Friends and family provide the appropriate background of a guy who grew up loving the game of basketball. He lived and breathed it. He inherited his competitive side from his father who was the owner of a funeral home. Boeheim played highschool basketball with most of the friends he grew up with that played on a court in his driveway. Fellow players, ev [...]

So what is an SU fan to do when it's the NCAA final 4 weekend and Syracuse isn't there? Read Scott Pitoniak's book about Jim Boeheim and Syracuse basketball. I enjoyed this book especially the first section on Boeheim growing up in Lyons, NY and his time as a player at SU. Then the story reviews the many years of Jimmy coaching, his players and the wins and losses of each season up until 1993-94. Then on page p. 172 (or so) you learn about Jim's personal life during those years. His parents' dea [...]

A Great Ode to my Favorite CoachI really enjoyed this biography of Jim Boeheim. I really wanted this perspective before diving into his autobiography that was released this week. Overall, Scott Pitoniak did a fine job summing up Jim's life from childhood through 2010. Still, I was disappointed that the dedication of Jim Boeheim court was left out, as well as more details about the various seasons. Overall though, a great read. I'm now looking forward to reading Jim Boeheim's autobiography.

Being an SU fan I had to read this book. I was very impressed with Jim Boeheim before but now I am over the top. His life at SU began as a walk on for the Syracuse Orange basketball team. From the years at SU as a winning coach and family man, he has helped many players to further their careers. He is Mr. Basketball. He takes life with basketball and the air we breathe all the same. He is a man of many talents, father, coach, recruiter and has a devotion for raising money to help others. He is a [...]

This started out interesting, talking about Boeheim's early years. Once he got to be head coach of the Syracuse University basketball program though, the narrative devolved into recaps of the Orange seasons through the decades, with little of the man himself. The man has coached a lot of years. Anyhow if you are a fan of Syracuse basketball you will enjoy reminiscing about players through the years.

A great book for die-hard SU fans and/or college basketball fans who are interested in learning more about Coach Boeheim. Although he's HOF, his personality is often misunderstood. He's actually a very caring, compassionate person, heavily involved in charity work and should be admired for all he has done for others. Loved the memories of many exciting seasons this book brought back. Recommend it to all SU fans.

do you love jim boeheim and syracuse orange basketball? read this book! it's got me fired up early for the season. if you're not a huge fan of boeheim, but just wonder what makes him such a good coach, this is definitely worth the read. if you don't like basketball or syracuse, don't bother. i did not expect to like this book as much as i did, but found myself fascinated by a story of dedication and passion. GO CUSE!

Any window into Syracuse Basketball is appreciated by me, so for that reason, I liked this book. However, because the book was an unauthorized biography, the window was small (and maybe even a little bit foggy). I am hoping that when Jim Boeheim retires, he will agree to an authorized biography and give Syracuse fans a more detailed look into the program and his methods.

As a lifetime and die-hard Orange fan, it would take quite a bit for me not to enjoy this book. Having said that, it was a great read and not only provided insight, it also was a terrific walk down memory lane. Highly recommend for any Orange fan or basketball junkie!

I've been a college basketball fan that respects Syracuse University basketball. This book is a great read. Jim Boehim has a fascinating career as a basketball player, golfer, and basketball coach.

More a recetnt history of Syracuse basketball than a biography of Boeheim, but then again the two are so tied together that it works. Excellent book!

I live in Boeheim's hometown so I may be a little biased, but I still think it's a good read.


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