Gary Williams Suddenly Retiring As Maryland Basketball Coach, According To Report

Longtime Maryland Terrapins basketball head coach Gary Williams is stepping down, according to a report by FOX Sports' Jeff Goodman. The stunning announcement could reportedly be made as early as Friday afternoon. No word at this point on the reason for the reported move; Williams has been at Maryland for 22 of his 33 coaching seasons.

Earlier this week, Williams sort of gave his blessing to departing star Jordan Williams, who declared for the NBA Draft. Perhaps the younger Williams' sudden decision to turn pro was an indication of his coach's intentions, if the report is accurate.

Williams has been coaching at Maryland, his alma mater, since 1989, winning the 2002 national title and going 461-252, turning out six consensus All-Americans. The Terps won five regular season ACC titles in his time on the sidelines, plus one conference tournament championship.

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