Dayton is hiring Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Anthony Grant as its new head coach, according to a bunch of reports late Thursday morning.
Grant has been an assistant for OKC for the last two seasons. He was the head coach at Alabama from 2009 to 2015 and, before that, at VCU from 2006-2009. He was an assistant for Thunder coach Billy Donovan at Florida before that, and his move to OKC after his firing by Alabama represented a reunion with his former boss.
He replaces Archie Miller, who left last weekend for the head coaching job at Indiana. Miller made the Flyers into a regular NCAA tournament participant, going 139-63 in six seasons. The last four of those included bids to the Big Dance — an outstanding, consistent run for any mid-major program. The Flyers have established themselves as a top program in the Atlantic 10. Grant’s inheriting a solid situation.