Kane, a 2005 University of Florida graduate, first met Grant during his junior year in Gainesville when Grant was an assistant coach under Billy Donovan.
After graduating from Florida, Kane worked as an intern in basketball operations and scouting analysis with the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2005-06 season. When Virginia Commonwealth hired Grant in 2006, following Florida’s first national championship season, Kane joined him as a graduate assistant. He moved into a role as video coordinator for the next two seasons.
Kane followed Grant to Alabama in 2009, still working as a video coordinator. In 2011, Murray State’s Prohm hired Kane as assistant coach. Kane spent six seasons with the Racers, the last two under Matt McMahon after Prohm left for Iowa State.