Commish: ACC will meet to alter hoops narrative
After the ACC got just five bids to the men's tournament, commissioner Jim Phillips said he will met with his league's coaches and ADs to be more "proactive" about changing the narrative of the conference.
ACC commissioner Jim Phillips told ESPN Saturday he will meet with his league's men's basketball coaches and athletic directors as soon as the season ends to discuss ways to be more "proactive" and "aggressive" in changing the narrative surrounding the conference.
The ACC only got five bids this season to the NCAA men's tournament, a big disappointment to both Phillips and those inside his league. He remains steadfast in his belief that Clemson and North Carolina should have made the tournament.
"We have to portray ourselves in a different way and maybe it's our scheduling, maybe it's our providing information back to the committee, but we're going to be aggressive in how we look at it -- but we're also going to be proactive," Phillips said. "We feel the narrative hasn't been quite right the last two years. We're going to try to do something about that in the offseason.