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Maryland is replacing Gary Williams following his sudden retirement last week after 22 years leading the Terrapins, a run that included winning the national championship in 2002.
Turgeon took over at Texas A&M for Billy Gillispie, who was hired by Kentucky. Since taking over the Aggies, he has a record of 97-40, taking the team to the NCAA tournament in each of his four seasons. Before going to College Station, he spent seven seasons at Wichita State.
Where Texas A&M will turn at this unusual time to hire a coach is unclear, but Marquette's Buzz Williams will almost certainly get a call to have his interest gauged because of his Texas roots. An alternative could be Texas A&M associate head coach Scott Spinelli. He's been Turgeon's top recruiter for years -- at both Wichita State and A&M -- and would likely be able to keep the Aggies' team and recruiting class intact.