Greensboro will miss ACC tournament until 2020

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N.C State's Desmond Lee dunks the ball in the closing seconds as N.C State played Miami at the 2014 ACC Mens Tournament, Wednesday, March 13, 2014, at the Greensboro Coliseum. (JERRY WOLFORD/News & Record)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The hardwood floors are polished to a glossy shine. The racks are full of souvenir T-shirts for sale. The big blue ACC banner hangs prominently from the rafters.

And that’s just inside the doors of Stamey’s, the little barbecue joint across the street from the vast Greensboro Coliseum complex.

In this city with a heartbeat in time to the dribble of a basketball, the ACC men’s tournament returns this week for the 26th time. It’s the fifth time in the past six years Greensboro has played host to this conference’s marquee event, the eighth time in the past 13.

But come Sunday, it’s gone, and it won’t be back until 2020, as it makes the rounds from Washington to Brooklyn — twice — to Charlotte before finding its way home.

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