Report: ACC finalizing deal to have basketball tournament in New York

March 14, 2014 3:12:21 AM PDT
Word surfaced Friday that the Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournament could be moving, which would mean a much farther drive for local fans.

Sports Illustrated reports that the ACC is hoping to sign a 2-year commitment to play its postseason tourney at the Barclays Center in New York beginning in 2017.

This year's ACC tournament is already underway in Greensboro, and will stay there next year before then moving to Washington DC in 2016.

Then, the ACC reportedly desires to rotate the tournament between New York and North Carolina in the years to come.

Some have said the move further north is inevitable, and view the move as a marriage of the best league in college basketball with the country's most prominent city and media market.

Despite the move to the Big Apple, the ACC has no chance of playing in the iconic Madison Garden in the immediate future, because the Big East is playing there through 2026.

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