City of Greensboro fires back at Jim Boeheim after ACC Tournament dig

After losing to Miami in the second round of the ACC Tournament on Wednesday, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim took a shot at the tournament’s former and frequent home in Greensboro, N.C.

“There’s no value to playing in Greensboro,” Boeheim told reporters. “I’m saying this because I don’t give a sh-t. That’s what’s right.”

Here’s the full text below, via ASAP Sports: 

I’m not going to be around much longer to care about it, but I think that’s where the value is. I think there’s a huge value in playing the tournament in those places. There’s no value in playing Greensboro, none. It’s there because the league’s been there and the office is there, and they have 150 people that the ACC needs. That’s why it’s there. It should not be there.

You get in the media centers and the recruiting centers, how many players do they have in Greensboro? I mean, New York, Washington, Atlanta, that’s where the media centers are. Madison Square Garden made the Big East conference. There’s a couple other factors, but made the Big East conference.

And I’m saying all that because I don’t give a sh*t. I’m just saying what’s right. That’s what’s right. Why do you think the Big Ten is coming into New York? It’s business, good business sense. They all say it’s a business. Well, then, let’s start acting like it’s a business.

Then the City of Greensboro’s official Twitter account fired back with an epic response. 

If you’re going to take a shot at the City of Greensboro, best not do it after a second straight one-and-done showing in the ACC Tournament. 

When Syracuse joined the ACC, Boeheim quickly became a “fan favorite” of the league’s charter members. When asked about moving from his familiar Big East turf in the northeast down to the Carolinas, he mentioned that there might be “a couple Denny’s down there” near Clemson

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