Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Coaches dine on salmon as ACC interviews get under way

The ACC’s Operation Basketball is in Charlotte this year, and there are four letters for that. If you guessed ESPN, you are correct. ESPNU is actually based in Charlotte, and having the event here allows the league to shuttle coaches and players to ESPNU for all sorts of interviews – television, radio, internet … you get the idea.

It has turned out well for the ACC, though. The league gave out 197 media passes for this year, about 25 more than last year in Greensboro. Numbers have trended down in recent years as media outlets have reduced staff and cut travel.

Players were interviewed by the rest of the media and coaches come in Wednesday afternoon. By the way, your Capital Sports reporter did make one faux pas. I went into what I thought was the lunch room for the media and, with no one else there, got a big plate of salmon and other yummy stuff.

Oops – turns out that was the lunch for the coaches. Back in the regular press room were, uh, hamburgers. …

More ahead ...

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