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Assistant Dalonte Hill resigns from his position at Maryland

Dalonte Hill has resigned from his position as an assistant on Mark Turgeon's staff at Maryland and will be replaced by director of basketball operations Dustin Clark, effective immediately, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com early Wednesday.

This development comes after Hill was charged with driving under the influence last month, which amounted to his third DUI arrest since 2008. It's notable because Hill was once the nation's highest-paid assistant while working at Kansas State, mostly because of his connections to the D.C. Assault summer basketball program. Hill is the reason Michael Beasley enrolled at KSU, and it's that connection to D.C. Assault that made it sensible for Turgeon to lure Hill to Maryland when Turgeon replaced Gary Williams in May 2011. But Hill's off-the-court issues and legal problems now made it impossible for Turgeon to keep Hill on the Maryland staff going forward, a source told CBSSports.com.

This news is also being reported by the Washington Post and Baltimore Sun.

In a less important but just as interesting development, a source told CBSSports.com that Maryland icon Juan Dixon is joining Turgeon's staff, effective immediately. Dixon will be a special assistant to Turgeon. A formal announcement is expected later Wednesday.


Gary Parrish is a senior college basketball columnist for CBSSports.com and college basketball insider for the CBS Sports Network. The Mississippi native also hosts an award-winning radio show in Memphis. He lives in that area with his wife, two sons and two dogs.
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