He said that the process to get the tournament to NYC will not be repeated. Once it happened, yes I can safely say it was a success for them. The local team(Rutgers) made a very nice run to put more butts in the seats for those sessions on top of the 14,000 seats sold for all sessions. Any time analysts on BTN or CBS talked about having it in NYC it was labeled by the teams as a great experience. It's a bunch of excuses if the teams don't do well in the NCAA's blame it on the layoff.You might want to tell the conference commissioner it was a success. He already stated before the tournament that his idea didn't work and won't be repeated. They need to play a normal season, keep the tournament in Chicago and/or Indianapolis, and just move the championship game earlier on "Selection Sunday", so it matters (the committee has said they ignored it in the past because they couldn't rework things when it was the lead in to their show).
From the article you posted. It doesn't sound like Delany has ruled out coming back to New York. The Barclays Center is seemingly open in the traditional week for 2019 and 2020 as the ACC will be back in Charlotte and Greensboro those year but I think it's probably too soon to come back.
“I know we will be back out East. Where we will be, I don’t know. It won’t be on a regular basis. I expect that 80 percent will be in legacy territory (Chicago and Indianapolis) and probably 20 percent out East, whether it’s in D.C. or Philadelphia or New York.”
Delany indicated that the Palestra, which bills itself as the “Cathedral of College Basketball,” is too small with a capacity of 8,725.
He said he does not regret the decision to move the tournament to New York, saying: “I don’t look backward. … And I’m not overlooking the objective, which is to give the players and the teams and our fans there a chance to see the Big Ten in the Big Apple.”
Delany estimated about 100,000 Big Ten alumni live in New York City and about a million in “the corridor from northern Virginia to southern Connecticut.”
“It is home to some of the great institutions in America — political, media, educational, athletic,” Delany said. “We expect a very good response.”