WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Leonard Hamilton won't get the chance to cut down the nets next year in the city where he once coached.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Tuesday that its 2021 men's basketball tournament is moving from Washington, D.C., to Greensboro, North Carolina.
Originally scheduled to be played at Capital One Arena from March 9-13, the tournament is being moved "due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic," the ACC said.
Instead, Washington will host the 2024 tournament.
"We look forward to returning to Washington, D.C., and appreciate Greensboro for welcoming and accommodating us during these unique and challenging times," outgoing ACC Commissioner John Swofford said in a statement.
Hamilton, who enters his 19th season at Florida State, was head coach of the NBA's Washington Nationals prior to taking over in Tallahassee.
The Seminoles are defending ACC champions, having won the regular-season title for the first time in school history last season. They were officially crowned ACC champions in Greensboro this year after the tournament was canceled amid coronavirus concerns.
The 2021 tournament will mark the 28th time that Greensboro has hosted the event. The Greensboro Coliseum has hosted it more than any other venue.
Brooklyn, New York, and Greensboro will host the 2022 and 2023 tournaments.