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Mark Turgeon Latest Target For Maryland Basketball Coaching Job, According To Report

After striking out on Sean Miller, Jay Wright, Jaime Dixon, Brad Stevens and Mike Brey (reportedly) Maryland has turned their attention to a slightly smaller name in their search for a new head basketball coach, according to Brent Zerneman of the Houston Chronicle. Turgeon wouldn't be quite as big of a hire as some of the other coaches that were discussed, but he is an up and comer, and is still relatively young.

Turgeon, 46, came to A&M from Wichita State four years ago. He’s at times expressed frustration with occasional lackluster crowds at Reed Arena – he pounded his fist on an interview table after the Aggies defeated Iowa State before 7,041 fans this season – but overall has said that he’s extremely happy at A&M.

Maryland would provide an opportunity for Turgeon to coach at a Basketball first school, where he would never have to worry about the size of his crowds. Turgeon has proven to be an above average recruiter and a very good coach during his time at Texas A&M. One would think that his recruiting would get even better once he starts recruiting to College Park as opposed to College Station.