"It's a great thing for the ACC tournament to be back in North Carolina," Cooper said. "Having repealed HB2, we've had a lot of business and entertainment and sports come back to our state."
Cooper also said he thinks North Carolina is the home of college basketball and is happy to see the talent of the ACC back in the state.
"This is just a great event," he said. "North Carolina is the heart of the ACC, and it's perfect for this tournament to be back here."