The ACC’s attention in recent weeks on an alliance with the Big Ten and Pac-12 isn’t the only major move the conference is considering.

The ACC is formally exploring whether to move from its original home of Greensboro, N.C., the Richmond Times-Dispatch has learned.

On Feb. 1, new ACC commissioner Jim Phillips succeeded the long-time commissioner John Swofford. He is the first of the conference’s 5 commissioners not to have a direct ACC connection — he worked at league member Notre Dame when the Fighting Irish competed in the Big East.

There are 2 consulting teams meeting with staff members, campus leadership and Greensboro officials. Phillips expects their recommendations by mid-November.

“If you’re going to do an assessment, I have a responsibility to do it in a complete manner,” Phillips said in an exclusive interview, “and it wouldn’t be complete unless we looked at [potential relocation] as well. … Greensboro has been amazing. I’ve loved it. The community’s fantastic, the office is great, the location of the office is great.

“But … it can’t just be the emotional tie. It has to make a lot of sense.”