BREAKING: GRANT IN TUSCALOOSA

The Tuscaloosa News reported that Anthony Grant is in Tuscaloosa. The VCU coach landed at 10:15 a.m. in Tuscaloosa to tour the University of Alabama campus as he considers taking the head basketball job for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

According to the News, “He was greeted at the airport by a delegation of University of Alabama officials, including Director of Athletics Mal Moore, Executive Athletic Director Dave Hart, UA head women’s head basketball coach Wendell Hudson, and Board of Trustees member Paul W. Bryant, Jr.”

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that Grant has not answered any message left for him over the last few days. The newspaper noted that the Alabama job could have special appeal to the coach. “Grant would be the first African-American men’s basketball coach at Alabama, which may be an intriguing possibility for a man who loves history. And it would give him a chance to return to the Southeastern Conference,” the Times-Dispatch reported.

According to the Birmingham News’ columnist Kevin Scarbinsky, Grant could earn over $2 million per year to coach the Crimson Tide.