Katz Says Turgeon
ESPN's Andy Katz is reporting that A&M is expected to host Wichita State's Mark Turgeon on Monday. I'll keep an eye on the flights tomorrow, but this rumor is being confirmed by another reliable source. Assuming that all goes well, Turgeon could be introduced as early as Tuesday.
Turgeon was never the big-name guy, but he is a rock-solid coach that has built an impressive program at Wichita State, with a Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2006. He played his college ball at Kansas (where he won a national championship) so he is familiar with a good chunk of the Big 12. Throw in some experience as an NBA assistant and this would be a very solid hire for Bill Byrne.
I'll keep you posted.
Turgeon's Wichita State profile.
The Houston Chronicle is now reporting that Mark Turgeon is the man. I'm a little surprised that this came tonight and not tomorrow, but I still think that its a solid hire and the sooner it becomes official the better.
Texas A&M has reached an agreement for Wichita State coach Mark Turgeon to take over as the new Aggies men's basketball coach, two people with knowledge of the negotiations confirmed Sunday night.
The Chronicle says that it still might be Tuesday before an official announcement, but that appears a formality at this point.
Gig 'Em Coach Turgeon!