Anthony Grant has left the Oklahoma City Thunder to become head coach of Dayton.

Grant had been an assistant coach for the Thunder and was formerly head coach of Alabama. Grant played for Dayton in the 1980s.

"Anthony Grant is a proven winner with the highest integrity," Dayton athletic director Neil Sullivan said in a statement. "He has successful experience in coaching, recruiting and playing basketball at an elite level. I welcome Anthony to our staff and look forward to partnering with him as we continue to aggressively pursue graduating student-athletes, winning conference championships and advancing in the NCAA tournament. He is absolutely the right coach."

Grant was an assistant coach for Billy Donovan with the Thunder for the past two seasons.