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Maryland hires Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon
Maryland hires Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon

Maryland on Monday night hired Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon -- a Larry Brown disciple at Kansas who has been likened to Gary Williams -- to replace Williams as men's basketball coach. Turgeon, 46, was hired after being interviewed by athletic director Kevin Anderson in Pittsburgh. Turgeon then flew home to Texas, and Maryland delayed an announcement until he could talk to his team. Turgeon made his name at Wichita State, then went 97-40 in four seasons in College Station with four NCAA tournament trips. "Maryland's got a great basketball tradition," Turgeon said in a statement. "[These programs are] real similar. It's a gut feeling. Both programs are great....

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