In case you were looking for further proof that Pitt and Syracuse could be ACC bound, Coach K gave some interesting comments today:
“It’s actually pretty exciting,” Krzyzewski said. "I think it’s great for our conference football-wise, even better basketball-wise. Wherever this is going to end up, four big-time conferences or five, whatever it is, you want to be perceived as No. 1 in football and basketball.
“The last few years the ACC has lost some of that but over the last 25 years if you had to pick the best conference in basketball it is the ACC. Lately, it hasn’t been that. It’s been a really good conference. But to me this is in some ways a coup for basketball.”
As I mentioned in my recap over at Cardiac Hill, for a coach of Krzyzewski’s stature to be speaking so openly about the move makes it seem like this has to be a done deal. No way would he putting himself out on a limb like this if he wasn’t sure it was going to happen. Other coaches, such as Jim Boeheim, have offered the more, standard response, essentially saying that he doesn’t know anything.
The fact that Coach K has been so open about it means this is likely turning into a mere formality.