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Turgeon eager for the challenge of building on Gary Williams' legacy
Turgeon eager for the challenge of building on Gary Williams' legacy

Know this about Mark Turgeon: He has no reservations, absolutely none, about replacing Gary Williams, the man who resurrected Maryland basketball. If Turgeon was the type to be cowed by a challenge, he would never have tried to play point guard for mighty Kansas as a short, scrawny teenager with braces on his teeth. He would never have left his comfortable job as an NBA assistant to become head coach at Jacksonville State in rural Alabama, which had just finished 308th out of 309 Division I men's teams. "I don't have a problem filling anyone's shoes," says the wiry Midwesterner with the sharp, prominent nose. "If the price had been right, I would've taken...

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