Jim Boeheim and the City of Greensboro have an interesting relationship.
Boeheim is not a fan, and he hasn’t been quiet in voicing his opinion about the city.
“There’s no value to playing in Greensboro,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said after his team lost in the first round of the ACC tournament at the Barclays Center. “I’m saying this because I don’t give a s—. That’s what’s right.”
This led the city to troll Boeheim on twitter, a tweet that almost immediately went viral:
Well, it seems like the NIT has an even better sense of humor than the city of Greensboro does, because after the Orange were left out of the NCAA tournament, they were placed in the NIT and … given a home game against UNC Greensboro.
That’s too perfect.
The NIT Selection Committee chair Reggie Minton said on ESPN that the decision was not made with the feud in mind — “You guys are a lot smarter than we were,” Minton said. “We didn’t have that in our minds.” — but I think we all know that’s fake news.
Greensboro, too their credit, has made t-shirts to commemorate the game.