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Jim Boeheim Thrilled About Realignment, Future Visits To Piedmont Triad

Not really though. Boeheim has been at Syracuse since before the school helped found the Big East and he hates everything about expansion and what it means for Syracuse basketball:

Boeheim said he expects the ACC Tournament will mostly be held in the South and occasionally come to Madison Square Garden in New York, where the Big East has annually held its tournament.

"It's a great place for a tournament," he said. "Where would you want to go to to a tournament for five days? Let's see: Greensboro, North Carolina, or New York City? Jeez. Let me think about that one and get back to you."

Can't really blame him there. I mean, sure, huge slam on Greensboro outta nowhere, but when you're used to playing your conference tournament a few hours down the road in front of a partisan crowd, Greensboro is a hell of an adjustment.

The good news here is that since Gary Williams left Maryland, the ACC has been in need of someone to take up the Gary Williams cause and complain about the ACC tournament's location as early and often as humanly possible. We could be 27 months away from an ACC that actually includes Syracuse and Pittsburgh, so Boeheim's exercise in vitriolic expectoration is way ahead of the game. Williams could only dream of that kind of lead time.