Remember years ago how some ACC traditionalists harrumphed when Roy Williams compared the ACC tournament to a meaningless cocktail party?
How do you think the league is going to take the comments of ACC transplant coach Jim Boeheim, who is decidedly not excited to swap Syracuse's annual trips to New York's Madison Square Garden for March treks to Greensboro for the ACC tournament?
The Birmingham (Ala.) News reported today that in a morning appearance at the Monday Morning Quarterback Club, Boeheim said he expects the ACC tournament will mostly be held in the South and occasionally come to Madison Square Garden, where the Big East holds its annual tournament.
Then he unloaded this zinger:
"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."
Oh, and Boeheim guesses that Connecticut and Rutgers will also defect to the ACC, for what it's worth.