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Mark Turgeon accepts Maryland offer

Updated: May 11, 2011, 8:54 AM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Mark Turgeon ultimately weighed a golden opportunity to be at a tradition-rich basketball school in the ACC against continuing where he was comfortable at an emerging program deep in Texas.

He spent 24 hours on the decision, wrestled with it, and ultimately chose to make his most significant career move by deciding to leave Texas A&M on Monday and accept Maryland's offer to replace recently-retired and likely Hall of Fame coach Gary Williams.

"It wasn't easy," Turgeon ...

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