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.