City of Greensboro Twitter Account Fires Back at Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 8, 2017

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08:  Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange in action againt the Miami (Fl) Hurricanes during the second round of the ACC Basketball Tournament  at the Barclays Center on March 8, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Twitter zingers never get old.

Although the ACC tournament is typically held in Greensboro, North Carolina, it has made its way to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn this year (and next year)—and that is more than OK with Syracuse Orange coach Jim Boeheim.

After a tough 62-57 defeat to the Miami Hurricanes in the second round of the conference tournament, Boeheim was asked about the idea of having the annual event in New York rather than North Carolina. He didn't hold back when giving his thoughts, per Adam Zagoria of ZAGSBLOG:

I think New York City's a great venue for our tournament. I think the big cities are where it should be played. I think it should be played here, Washington, Atlanta, that’s where the tournament should be played.

I'm not gonna be around that much longer to care about it. But I think that's where the value is. I think there's a huge value in playing in those places. There's no value to playing in Greensboro, none. It's there because the league's been there and the [ACC] office is there, they have 150 people at the ACC meetings. That's why it's there, it should not be there.

[...]

I'm saying all these things and I don't give a s--t. I'm just saying what's right.

Well, as you could imagine, the people of Greensboro took offense to those comments. 

Boom. Roasted. 

Syracuse has now lost its first game of the ACC Tournament in back-to-back years, though it's worth nothing it had a bye into the second round both years. Considering this year's Orange squad sits at 18-14 after its latest loss, you have to love the city's willingness to fire back after getting disrespected.

[Twitter, h/t Darren Rovell]

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