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Mark Turgeon joins 'basketball school'

Updated: May 11, 2011, 5:30 PM ET
Associated Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Before he accepted the offer to become Maryland Terrapins basketball coach, Mark Turgeon needed to get the lowdown on the job from Gary Williams.

Williams held the post for 22 years before retiring, and Turgeon was poised to become his successor. Working at a school with a great basketball tradition was highly appealing to Turgeon, who had spurned several opportunities to move during his four years at Texas A&M Aggies.

After speaking at length Sunday night ...

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