Former St. Joseph’s coach Jim Boyle, who led the Hawks to two NCAA tourney berths during a 9 year head coaching career, has passed away at the age of 64. Boyle played for St. Joe’s under the good Dr. Jack Ramsey, and also served as an assistant coach with the Nuggets.

The New York Post’s Tim Sullivan does a nice job of undermining Louis Orr’s position as head coach at Seton Hall, by cranking up speculation that the school might approach former coach / current Spurs assistant P.J. Carlesimo. Much as I love the idea of P.J. returning to the Swamp (perhaps with Latrell Sprewell as a member of his coaching staff?), Carlesimo’s recent performance in television advertisements for the “NBA ’06 : The Life” reveals a previously unseen comedic talent. If Christopher Guest can’t find a place for P.J. in one of his upcoming works, perhaps a new version of “The White Shadow” could be developed?