April 9, 2009
Alabama introduces men’s hoops coach
New Alabama men's basketball Coach Anthony Grant was introduced Thursday at a packed on-campus news conference in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Grant, 42, left Virginia Commonwealth last month and succeeds Mark Gottfried, who resigned in January.
In recruiting, we have some needs that we need to meet as a team right now, Grant said.
We need to add another point guard, that's a priority. After that, we are going to try and improve this team (and) if we can sign a player who can come in a make a difference, we will.
The Tuscaloosa News reported that prized recruit Eric Bledsoe (Birmingham Parker High School) has Alabama high on his list.
He inherits a Crimson Tide team that went 18-14 (7-9 SEC West) this past season.