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VCU hires Gators assistant Grant as new coach

Updated: April 18, 2006, 3:59 PM ET
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RICHMOND, Va. -- Anthony Grant assumed his first head coaching job Tuesday, taking over at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Grant spent 12 years as an assistant for Billy Donovan, including the last 10 at Florida, which won the national championship this season.

"I'm looking forward to doing really big things," he said.

The 40-year-old Grant replaces Jeff Capel, who resigned unexpectedly after four successful seasons as the Rams coach last Monday to take over the same position ...

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