More details: Sullivan said he and Grant reached out to the returning players and the new recruits Thursday and that Grant has started to work on putting a staff together.
Sullivan would not list the specifics of Grant’s contract other than to say, “We’re not going to disclose the terms. He’s got a contract that pays him appropriately for his skill set.”
Breaking news: Kendall Pollard was taking a class with a number of fellow Flyers — Scoochie Smith, Joey Gruden, Josh Cunningham and Darrell Davis — when they saw the news break on Twitter
Pollard said they didn’t need to start researching Grant on Google. They had time to do that earlier in the week because Grant was one of the favorites for the job.
Martin's reaction: South Carolina coach Frank Martin, whose team is playing in the Final Four this week, attended Miami Senior High School with Grant and later coached with him at the school. They remain close.
“He is a winner and an incredible human being,” Martin wrote of Grant on Thursday on Twitter.
Goodwin's reaction: Damon Goodwin, the coach at Capital University, played with Grant for three seasons (1983-86). He was one year ahead of Grant, a 1987 graduate. Both were part of Dayton's Elite Eight team in 1984.
“I’m tremendously happy and excited for Anthony, his family and UD,” Goodwin said. “Anthony will be a great coach and a dedicated leader. I know his players will play hard, play smart and be excited to play for him at UD.”
Trophy time: Dayton's Atlantic 10 championship trophy arrived at the Cronin Center on Thursday. Pollard posted photos of him and Smith with the trophy.