KState-Bama coaches once high school teammates

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The Alabama-Kansas State game Saturday night will be a coaching
reunion of sorts.

The 17th-ranked Wildcats' Frank Martin and the Crimson Tide's
Anthony Grant are longtime friends, former high school teammates
and one-time colleagues.

Both wish they didn't have to face each other on the hardcourt.
The game will be the second of a doubleheader in the Coors Classic
in Mobile, Ala.

The first game features UAB against host South Alabama.

Martin and Grant both graduated from Miami Senior High School in
1983. Grant is godfather to Martin's oldest son.

The game was scheduled before Grant was hired at Alabama. Martin
says they wouldn't have signed the contract if he'd known it meant
facing his close friend.