Tag Archives: Mark Turgeon

ACC Media Day: They Said It

19 Oct

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Media Day is a combination of awesome and palm-to-forehead foolery. Today was Media Day for the Atlantic Coast Conference. Coach K, Roy Williams and the host of new coaches in the league rolled into Greensboro to answer the tough questions.

Wait, tough questions? Forget it. How about questions that generate good quotables? Yeah, that’s better.

My man Jim Young, a distant cousin I’m sure, was posted up at Media Day and checked in with some great quotes from the players and coaches. Continue reading

Fist pump and run

15 Oct

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The Mark Turgeon era at Maryland officially started on Friday night with, what else, a Gary Williams appearance.

Hey, why not?

The locals that cover the team didn’t know Williams was going to be there. Few new, judging by the sound of the ovation Williams received. The long-time Terp coach gave a fist pump and talked about how strange he felt not coaching this time of year for the first time in 43 years. Continue reading

Just a Minute: July 8

8 Jul

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Day two of the July evaluation period is in the books and the under the radar guys are emerging, the head coaches are in Akron, a power broker pulls a bold move and one hard-working assistant coach was given a not-so-nice gift for a July birthday present. Continue reading

10@10: The top head coach hires this offseason

25 May

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

As usual, the coaching carousel was rapidly spinning this offseason. There weren’t a lot of major hires but there were some great hires. Here’s the top 10 hires of the offseason in today’s edition of 10 @ 10. Continue reading

Roller coaster week for Terps

17 May

Nick Faust re-committed to Maryland on Tuesday night.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Life in College Park, Maryland has been a little hectic this month. Continue reading

Program changing hire? Dalonte Hill’s history says yes

17 May

Dalonte Hill landed Michael Beasley at K-State. Who can he lure to Maryland?

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Mark Turgeon just made his presence known at Maryland by hiring Kansas State associate head coach Dalonte Hill as an assistant coach for the ACC school. Continue reading

Texas A&M makes the right hire

15 May

Texas A&M has found its head coach in Murray State's Billy Kennedy.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Multiple reports indicate Billy Kennedy is the new head coach at Texas A&M.

Kennedy replaces Mark Turgeon, who left Texas A&M for Maryland. Kennedy will be formally announced as the new head man of the Aggies on Monday. Kennedy went 107-53 over the course of five seasons at Murray State. Continue reading

Can any of the new ACC hires knock off big dogs?

10 May

Can any of the new ACC hires over the last three years build a program to knock off Duke and North Carolina? (Getty Images)

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

ACC schools have gone the non-traditional route for the most part when hiring new coaches over the last three years. Are any of these new hires notable enough for the schools to knock off traditional conference powers like Duke and North Carolina? Continue reading

Go and gig ’em

9 May

Buzz Williams was an assistant coach at Texas A&M. Could the Marquette coach return to College Station? (Getty Images)

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Mark Turgeon is off to Maryland.

Now Texas A&M is the latest school scrambling to find a head coach in May. After what appeared to be a quiet coaching carousel this year, the wheel is spinning and schools are now looking for new leaders of their basketball teams.

So, who will be saying “Gig ‘em Aggies” in the near future? Continue reading