The 2016-17 college basketball season tips off Friday with 13 of the ACC’s 15 teams in action.
It’s the perfect time launch our new ACC Now Podcast, a weekly show dedicated to the best men’s basketball conference in the country. Each week, host Brian Murphy will be joined by figures from around the conference, including top writers from The News & Observer, to discuss the biggest storylines in the ACC.
The N&O’s Joe Giglio joined the show for its first episode, a season preview looking at the top teams in the league, including Duke, North Carolina, Virginia, Louisville, Syracuse and N.C. State.
The conversation also touched on Boston College’s chances of ending its lengthy conference losing streak, the ACC’s chances of getting 10 or more teams into the NCAA tournament — and a surprising take on which of the league’s Hall of Fame basketball coaches might retire after the 2016-17 season.
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“I think this is it for (Duke’s) Mike Krzyzewski,” Giglio said. “... What is there left for him, seriously? He’s got five titles, three Olympic gold medals, he already owns the all-time wins records, he’s not going to catch (former UCLA coach) John Wooden for Final Fours or championships and he has a guy in place who has done really great work for him and would be a great successor.”
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