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Monday, April 5, 2010
Turgeon agrees to extension

ESPN.com news services

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon has agreed to a contract extension to remain with the Aggies.

The length and other details of the extension were not yet released, pending approval of the contract by Texas A&M regents in late May.

Turgeon, who currently earns about $1.2 million per season, will earn more than $1.5 million once the new deal is approved, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN.com's Andy Katz last week.

Turgeon has posted a 73-31 record in his first three seasons at Texas A&M and led the Aggies to the NCAA tournament in each of those seasons.

The Aggies went 24-10 this season, losing in the NCAA regional semifinals 63-61 in overtime to Purdue.

Athletic director Bill Byrne says the extension was important to reward Turgeon "for a tremendous season."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.