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An ACC Tourney In New York, Maybe?


Jim Boeheim may not have to travel as often to Greensboro as he once thought. According to Brett McMurphy, the ACC is reconsidering its host sites beyond 2015, and New York is in the mix. This doesn't mean the ACC tournament will be played at Madison Square Garden--there's an arena in Brooklyn now--but clearly the league is interested in expanding interest in the conference by taking the tournament north.

The deadline to bid for the 2016-21 ACC tournaments was in September, and New York's Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn did not submit a bid.

However, because of the league's changing membership, the ACC is now considering other options for future tournament sites, the source said.

Besides New York, other cities being considered to host the 2016-21 ACC tournaments are Atlanta (Philips Arena), Charlotte, Greensboro, N.C., Tampa, Fla., and Washington D.C.

Greensboro will host the tournament through 2015, and Greensboro should host the tournament through forever, because that just seems right. The Tobacco Road school fan bases are the only ones that actually care about and travel to the ACC tournament anyway.

Still, an ACC tournament in New York would be an interesting one-off occasion. We could go to Brooklyn and pretend we're all watching basketball ironically, which would help save us from any agony that might come from the "results" of the "games." Y'all heard the new My Bloody Valentine record yet?