Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Roy Williams Doesn’t Give a ‘Blankety-Blank’ Where the ACC Tournament Is
Some bold reporter went ahead and asked Roy Williamswhat he thought of the ACC Tournament moving to Brooklyn in 2017 after North Carolina lost to Pittsburgh in the ACC quarterfinals on Friday.
Wrong question, wrong time.
“I mean, we just got our butts kicked,” Williams told reporters. “And we’ve got to get ready for the NCAA Tournament. Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a blankety blank where the hell they put it. If they put it in Siberia, I’m going to try to go play. If they put it in Owen High School in Black Mountain, Swannanoa Valley, I’m going to try our best to go out and play.”
Jim Boeheim previously said he didn’t care if they played the ACC Tournament on “the moon,” so Williams is close with his Siberia call.
For what it’s worth, Williams told me last summer — in a much calmer moment — that he’d be fine with playing the ACC in New York on a rotating basis.
“It’s really, really hard for me to give up on Greensboro (N.C.), but boy having the ACC Tournament in New York would really be something special,” Williams told SNY.tv at Peach Jam.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.