Three miles from the Carrier Dome, Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim sat in a cushioned office chair Thursday to try to convince a judge that he should keep his driver’s license after a Feb. 20 crash that killed a man.
In a small room at the state DMV office at the Western Lights Plaza, down a hallway behind an unmarked door, Boeheim was forced to listen for two hours to the findings of a police investigation into the crash.
On the walls were drawings of Syracuse landmarks. One shows the Carrier Dome towering above the town.
And Thursday afternoon, Boeheim sat at a six-chair wooden conference table in front of the judge’s desk, dressed in a quarter-zip striped shirt, khakis, white Nikes and socks with orange Nike swooshes. Next to Boeheim sat his lawyer, Steve Cambareri. Administrative Law Judge Jeffrey Leibo was in front of the room.