Jim Boeheim Got Roasted By Greensboro's Twitter Account After Syracuse's 1st Round Loss In The ACC Tournament
LBS- Boeheim’s team was eliminated in the opening round of the tournament, currently held in Brooklyn. The Syracuse coach wants the event to stay there and not return to its traditional site in Greensboro.
“There’s no reason to play in Greensboro,” Boeheim said, via Dana O’Neil of ESPN. “The only reason they play there is because the league offices are there, it’s always been there and there are like 150 people who like to have meetings. It should not be there.
“The media centers, the recruiting centers are Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and New York. How many good players are in Greensboro? New York made the Big East.”
"I'm saying all of this because I don't give a s---,'' he said with a chuckle. "But this is what's right. Why do you think the Big Ten is coming to New York City? It's a good business decision. Everyone says this is all about business. Well that's a good business decision.'
I would imagine that the only logical reponse to this tweet would be "@ me tho", because - other than acknowledging that it wasn't a direct shot - there's nothing else to really say after getting burnt that badly by a municipality's twitter account. Tough look for Jim Boeheim. As the well decorated head coach of a prestigious college basketball program, you expect backlash anytime you lose in the first round of your conference tournament and place yourself squarely on the bubble of 'The Big Dance' by doing so. You just don't expect it to come from the online representation of a quaint little city in North Carolina. That'll be the last time he tees off on a place that he perceives as unimportant to the business of college basketball. Mostly because he's about a year from retirement and the opportunity probably won't present itself again, but also because you don't want to make too many enemies in regions that are known more for their golf courses prior to heading into retirement.