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Change of lifestyle, family ties explain Dustin Clark's decision to leave Terps basketball staff

Change of lifestyle, family ties explain Dustin Clark's decision to leave Terps basketball staff

After Dustin Clark graduated from Texas A&M in 2007, it took him three years to get a chance to be part of a college basketball team. With the help of a rising Aggies assistant named Buzz Williams, Clark got a graduate manager’s job on Billy Gillispie’s staff, then was hired for the same position there by Mark Turgeon.

It took a lot less time for Clark, a member of Turgeon’s Maryland staff since they came to College Park together in 2011, to get out of the coaching business. Five months after being approached by his stepfather about going into a family business back in his native Texas, Clark announced Monday that he would be leaving the Terps.

Clark, 35, said this is...