The future of the Kings of Tobacco Road game hinges on whether or not the NBA Player’s Association decertifies this week.
Should the players not accept the current offer from the owners, the NBA will remain locked out and current players will still be looking to play somewhere until a deal is accepted and training camp begins.
And Matt Moyer, one of the event’s organizers, feels pretty good about the chances of the Duke-UNC alumni game being played in nine days.
Moyer is the head of basketball operations for Bleid Sports, a Kentucky-based basketball event consultant group. On Tuesday morning, he offered some additional information about the Kings of Tobacco Road game that was first reported on Monday.
During the summer, he met with former UNC star and S.J.G. Greater N.C. Pro-Am host Jerry Stackhouse at North Carolina Central, where Stackhouse informed him there were several Duke and UNC players who were interested in getting a game together. They just needed an organizer and a venue.