Just hours after his former boss, Billy Donovan, decided to remain at Florida, VCU coach Anthony Grant has accepted the Alabama job.
Grant made the decision early Friday night, sources close to Alabama's program told FOXSports.com.
Grant, who took Virginia Commonwealth to two NCAA tournament appearances in three seasons, replaces Mark Gottfried, who was fired during the season. VCU was 24-10 this past season and lost to UCLA in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Grant, 42, met with Alabama officials in Richmond last weekend and then toured the campus Wednesday.
According to sources, Alabama offered Grant a deal that was worth about $2 million per season.
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If true all the whining on messageboards has been for naught. This is a major get for the university and I'm relieved it wasn't effed up. The only gripe I have is the $2 million per salary, but I guess since it's not my money I shouldn't complain.