Originally, Jim Boeheim was supposed to step down from his longtime post at Syracuse following the 2017-18 season. He would then turn over the reins to his assistant and former player Mike Hopkins, who was deemed the head-coach-in-waiting.

All of that changed when earlier today Hopkins agreed to become the head coach at Washington. Because of that decision, Syracuse elected to extend Boeheim’s contract beyond next season. Additionally, Adrian Autry has been named associated head coach.

The program announced the news moments ago.

“Mike accepting the position at Washington has put us in a unique position,” said John Wildhack, Syracuse Director of Athletics. “The circumstances are different now than they were when he was named head-coach-in-waiting.