Report: Maryland coach Mark Turgeon not interested in Oklahoma head coaching job
Maryland coach Mark Turgeon has been the subject of multiple rumors and reports in the coaching carousel this week, but he’s reportedly planning on staying — and retiring — with the Terps.
After Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger retired a few days later, Turgeon became a natural candidate. He has ties to that area of the country — he played at Kansas and was Texas A&M’s head coach before moving to Maryland in 2011. He’s also coached at Wichita State.
But according to college basketball insider Adam Zagoria, Turgeon is staying put in College Park.
Source on Maryland coach Mark Turgeon and Oklahoma: "He’s not interested in moving back to the Midwest. This is where he wants to live and this is where he wants to retire." https://t.co/h456yoyrqk
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) March 31, 2021
“This is where he wants to live and this is where he wants to retire,” a source reportedly told Zagoria.
Turgeon, 56, just finished up his 10th season with the Terps. His record at Maryland is 221-113, with a Big Ten record of 105-79. However, Turgeon hasn’t delivered postseason accolades so far. Maryland has reached the Sweet 16 just once during his tenure.