Update (1:50 p.m.): The University of Georgia has told UGASports.com that “neither Damon Evans nor Dr. Adams has ever had a conversation with Anthony Grant as of today, Monday, March 23.”
Reports have surfaced that indicate the Georgia Bulldogs may have offered the men’s head basketball coaching position to Anthony Grant. Grant, 42, is currently the head coach at Virginia Commonwealth.
In three seasons at VCU, Grant has led the Rams to three Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) championships and two CAA Tournament championships. Grant has also guided the Rams to two NCAA Tournament berths and one National Invitation Tournament.
The timing of this hiring, if it holds true, can be considered questionable. But there are many factors to consider. Has Georgia’s search firm already heard from their top candidates (Capel, Miller, Anderson, Smith)? If so, they must not be interested in the position. Have all the possible candidates been interviewed? Some might still be coaching this weekend, but they may not be interested in Georgia.
If that is the case, Damon Evans is left selecting from the 2nd tier of candidates. Grant falls in this category, along with possibly Brad Stevens and a few others.
As of Monday at noon, no official announcement has been made by UGA. Stay tuned as this story and other coaching rumors for Georgia Bulldogs basketball will heat up throughout the next several days and maybe weeks.
- UGA and Anthony Grant Getting Closer – Georgia Sports Blog