Mark Turgeon Accepts Maryland Basketball Coaching Job, According To Report

Texas A&M Aggies basketball coach Mark Turgeon will be the new head coach of the Maryland Terrapinsaccording to CBS Sports' Gary Parrish. Turgeon had reportedly received a Maryland contract offer earlier Monday afternoon, according to Andy Katz, and has been expected to accept it for a few hours now, according to Jeff Goodman.

He'll take over a program that's proved it can contend annually when it's at its best, as Gary Williams did for a solid decade that included a national championship. His first order of business: retaining what he can of Williams' final recruiting class, which includes at least two players who've said they plan to re-open their recruitment.

Turgeon isn't the biggest name Maryland could've landed, but he's among the most respected coaches remaining after the school made runs at Butler Bulldogs coach Brad Stevens, Notre Dame Fighting Irish coach Mike Brey and Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller over the weekend.

For more on the Maryland coaching search in the wake of Gary Williams' retirement, visit Testudo Times and SB Nation DC.

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