This isn't necessarily Nets-related, but an interesting piece of breaking news as Nicole Auerbach of USA TODAY is reporting that the ACC will house their conference tournament at Barclays Center in the 2017-18 season.
Currently, the Atlantic 10 hosts its postseason tournament at the Barclays Center and had been under contract with the venue to host it there through 2017. The ACC will play its conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., in 2015 and Washington, D.C., in 2016. But after adding new members this season (Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame), the ACC had been eyeing New York City. Coaches and school officials have been talking about the possibility for more than a year. With Madison Square Garden locked up in a long-term deal with the Big East, the ACC turned its attention toward the Barclays Center.
Barclays Center is expected to hold a press conference to announce the news on Wednesday.
So, within two years of Barclays Center opening its doors, they already have housed the NBA Draft, are going to be a part of next year's NBA All-Star Weekend and will host the 2017-18 ACC Tournament, among other major events. Not a bad haul thus far.
- ACC tournament to go to Barclays Center in Brooklyn in 2017-18 - Nicole Auerbach - USA TODAY
- Barclays Center to host ACC basketball tournament in 2017-18, per source - Andy Katz - ESPN New York