Anthony Grant

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    Anthony Grant

    How good of a coach is this guy? He has a team in the Final Four (VCU, those are his players), and he has a team in the NIT Final Four (Alabama, where he is coaching currently).

    Only thing is, I bet you he wishes he would rather be in the Big Dance final four playin Butler instead of NIT Final Four playing Colorado!
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    I think VCU's current coach deserves some credit for them being there as well. Sure Grant recruited some of those guys but at best they were Sophomores when he left. So he might have had 2 years with a couple of players on the team.

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    I agree, I love Shaka Smart's style! It reminds me of Pitino's when he was at UK's, but grant has to be smiling in his hotel room all weekend watching VCU!!!

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    He can't get credit for recruiting and coaching both. Gotta pick one.

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    Gene Stallings won a NC with Bill Curry's players, so it evens itself out. Then Bill went to UK and had Tim run the option...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5wide View Post
    He can't get credit for recruiting and coaching both. Gotta pick one.
    Funny how that works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5wide View Post
    He can't get credit for recruiting and coaching both. Gotta pick one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5wide View Post
    He can't get credit for recruiting and coaching both. Gotta pick one.

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    I hate the "he won with someone else's players" crap. If what VCU is doing know isn't proof that 80% of it is coaching then nothing will. This was a team that most said shouldn't even be in the field. Now their playing in the final 4. The tournament is all about coaching.

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    Most ridiculous statement ever. This is what VCU and their current coach have done. Not saying Grant isn't a good coach/recruiter, but he is at Bama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alabama Larry View Post
    Gene Stallings won a NC with Bill Curry's players, so it evens itself out. Then Bill went to UK and had Tim run the option...
    Excellent point...I'll never forget the statement that came out of Tim's first practice when he called home..."Daddy, We're running the option".

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