Jim Boeheim made headlines a year ago when he suggested Carmelo Anthony would have been better off signing with the Bulls rather than re-signing with the Knicks.
On Wednesday, Boeheim offered something of a “told you so,” with regards to those prophetic comments.
“Everybody knew that [the Bulls offer a better situation],” Boeheim told the New York Post at Team USA minicamp in Las Vegas. “Me saying that, everybody gets mad at me. But it’s the truth. The New York Knicks owner should say that, if he was being truthful.
“But I think [Chicago] was a better situation to win. But he loves New York. I see that. I’m fine with that. There’s always hope they’d turn it around. But I know some college teams that have been in last place for 30 years. Every year they hope that they’re not going to be in last place.”
Boeheim coached Anthony during the forward’s one season at Syracuse in 2002-03, and the two are back together for Team USA mini-camp.
Anthony re-signed with the Knicks for $124 million after a free agency tour that included a stop in Chicago.
The Bulls are now among the top teams in the Eastern Conference while the Knicks are coming off a 17-65 season — a franchise-worst.