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Alabama fires basketball coach Anthony Grant after 6 seasons

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama has fired men's basketball coach Anthony Grant, who led the Crimson Tide to just one NCAA Tournament berth in six seasons.
    
Athletic director Bill Battle said in a statement that he informed Grant of his decision on Sunday. Battle says he feels "it is in the best interests of the basketball program to make a change in leadership."
    
The Tide is 18-14 and lost to Florida Thursday in its first game of the Southeastern Conference tournament. That followed Grant's first losing season in 2013-14.
    
Grant was 117-85 in six seasons at Alabama with two NIT appearances and a trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2012.
    
Attendance has waned along with the on-the-court success the past two seasons.

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