Maryland basketball fans might have received some good news Friday night – and it had nothing to do with the Harrison twins.
Bill Self signed a longtime extension at Kansas on Friday, meaning that second-year coach Mark Turgeon is not going anywhere anytime soon.
I’ve always contended since the day Turgeon was hired to succeed Gary Williams in May 2011 that the only place I could see the former Kansas point guard and assistant coach going was back to Lawrence.
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Not that Self was rumored to be going anywhere, but just as Roy Williams surprised Jayhawks fans by returning to his North Carolina roots, I could see Self going home to Oklahoma State, his alma mater.
Self turned down the Cowboys once, after winning the national championship in 2008, and I wondered whether he could turn them down twice. Williams couldn’t when it came to the Tar Heels.
But now that Self agreed to a contract that runs through the 2021-22 season – at nearly $4 million a year – I think Turgeon is going to be in College Park for a long time.
Now let’s see if he can sign the Harrison twins.
No pressure, Mark.