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Alabama coach Anthony Grant gets raise, contract extension

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Alabama men's basketball coach Anthony Grant received a contract extension on Thursday that comes with a $100,000 raise, which will prolong his current deal until 2019. Grant received a two-year extension last year but was not given a raise in salary. In addition, his buyout will be reduced to $500,000 for the final four years of the contract.

Since taking the position in 2009, Grant has steadily improved Alabama's program. After registering a 17-15 record in 2010, Grant led the school to a SEC Western Division title in his second season as coach. In 2012, Alabama earned a berth to the 2012 NCAA Tournament, which was the school's first appearance since 2006.

Grant's first head coaching job came when he was hired at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2006. Compiling winning seasons in all three years at the school, Grant led the team to the NCAA Tournament on two separate occasions managing to reach the second round in his first season.

This story was originally published on SBNation.com.