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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bama Closing in on Grant

UPDATE: Mobile's Gentry Estes reports that Alabama could offer Anthony Grant its coaching job as early as Wednesday, and there is a strong chance Grant will accept. The offer is reported to be in the neighborhood of 1.5 million per year. (9:58 p.m.)

UPDATE: The Birmingham News reports that Alabama has offered its job to Anthony Grant. Obviously the question now becomes, does Georgia follow suit? And how long does Grant wait to make a decision? Kentucky really can't lose soon enough. (6:08 p.m.)


Virginia Commonwealth officials confirmed Wednesday that Georgia has still not asked for permission to contact head basketball coach Anthony Grant.

Alabama, meanwhile, met with Grant on Sunday in Richmond, according to both the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Mobile Press-Register.

If you check today's links that I posted this morning, you can find links to stories about potential interest from Georgia in both Miami's Frank Haith and Missouri's Mike Anderson. Take those for what you will.

If I hear any more today, I'll post it here.

1 comment:

jferg said...

If they're not going after Grant...then who, I wonder, is our top pick? Is the UGA program a draw to a big-time coach? I mean, what would Grant gain, other than $$$$, coming to UGA? We have the facilities, but what we need is a ridiculously good recruiter who can get every Georgia HS baller for the next few years.

You ready for my recruiting pitch? I'd host a weekend and have the best 10 players in the country come to Athens at once. Sit them down and show them highlights of the Fab 5--tell them that we're looking for the next Fab 5 to come in and start as 5 freshmen and dominate. Get those recruits to see themselves as the Fab 5 and maybe, just maybe, we could being rebuilding, check that, building for the first time a decent basketball program. We were on the right track when I was in Athens with the Hayes bros...but freakin' Harrick wrecked those dreams