Grant embraces Alabama football

Quick reaction to Anthony Grant’s introductory press conference
Anthony Grant embraced Alabama’s football tradition at his introductory press conference Sunday as Alabama’s new basketball coach. Grant declared himself a football fan, and perhaps more importantly, a Nick Saban fan. He even quoted Nick Saban from Saban’s LSU national championship season.

It showed brilliance. It showed diplomacy. You should contrast Grant’s mature attitude with Mark Gottfried’s petulant reaction to Nick Saban’s arrival at Alabama. Gottfried was jealous of Saban. Perhaps that tells us why Gottfried ultimately failed at Alabama—Gottfried’s ego was larger than his ability.

Grant’s arrival brings a refreshing change of attitude to the basketball operation.