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March 31, 2011

Anthony Grant pay raise likely

NEW YORK | University of Alabama Director of Athletics Mal Moore said Wednesday night that he would "have discussions" with head basketball coach Anthony Grant about "the future direction" of the UA basketball program, and while Moore would not disclose what those discussions might include, sources have indicated that a contract extension for Grant and pay raises for both Grant and his assistants are likely to be forthcoming.

"We'll talk about all that after the season," Moore said in New York, where he will attend Alabama's NIT championship game against Wichita State tonight.

Grant has just completed the second year of a seven-year contract worth $1.8 million annually.

Grant's name recently surfaced as a possible candidate for job openings at Tennessee and Georgia Tech. Both those positions have been filled.

Grant has coached Alabama to a 25-11 record in his second season with the Crimson Tide, including a perfect 19-0 home record. UA goes into tonight's NIT final having won 20 of its last 25 games.

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