Quick reaction to Anthony Grantâ€™s introductory press conference
Anthony Grant embraced Alabamaâ€™s football tradition at his introductory press conference Sunday as Alabamaâ€™s new basketball coach. Grant declared himself a football fan, and perhaps more importantly, a Nick Saban fan. He even quoted Nick Saban from Sabanâ€™s LSU national championship season.
It showed brilliance. It showed diplomacy. You should contrast Grantâ€™s mature attitude with Mark Gottfriedâ€™s petulant reaction to Nick Sabanâ€™s arrival at Alabama. Gottfried was jealous of Saban. Perhaps that tells us why Gottfried ultimately failed at Alabamaâ€”Gottfriedâ€™s ego was larger than his ability.
Grantâ€™s arrival brings a refreshing change of attitude to the basketball operation.