Dayton to introduce Anthony Grant on Saturday

DAYTON, OH - DECEMBER 7: Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Anthony Grant looks on during the game against the Dayton Flyers at University of Dayton Arena on December 7, 2011 in Dayton, Ohio. Dayton defeated Alabama 74-62. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
DAYTON, OH - DECEMBER 7: Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Anthony Grant looks on during the game against the Dayton Flyers at University of Dayton Arena on December 7, 2011 in Dayton, Ohio. Dayton defeated Alabama 74-62. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Credit: Joe Robbins

Credit: Joe Robbins

Press conference will be held at UD Arena

The University of Dayton announced Thursday it will formally introduce new men’s basketball coach Anthony Grant at a press conference at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The event will be held at the Spectrum Flight Deck on the upper level of UD Arena. The event is not open to the public. Anthony Grant, Athletic Directory Neil Sullivan and UD President Eric F. Spina will speak at the press conference.

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Dayton announced the hiring of Grant, who has spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach with the Oklahoma City Thunder, on Thursday. He will be the second former Flyer to coach at UD. Grant played at Dayton from 1983-87.