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Get to know the Maryland Terrapins new head basketball coach Mark Turgeon.
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I got a call from a body on Thursday incident. Gary Williams's. Can step down this weekend kidneys. And Maryland since didn't on the -- Would you Beers in places. Paycheck of my life and I did that make a long story short my town today. And we'll have to against the mountains of Pennsylvania. And I know cell service came out of the mountains on Sunday in my phone was blowing up and and first people I thought it was Kevin Anderson. -- days and bad nights Sunday night. Other jobs and opportunities so. Put him -- -- agony probably helped my bargaining power. During the process. For us but. You know my whole -- I was up in the mountains is if it's meant to be it's meant to be. I had a great job when Taylor was happy fear in his -- it was him away from me. A lot that went into. It was just too good of an offer to pass and I had a great job amount someone is ten to. Growing up who is going to kiddie games and you know be a player on that team was really special. Time in my life. You know look back now I think I was young naive or just did it and then think about all the things ago wouldn't be in Kansas basketball player. But it it was an absolute blast that made the most of it I on the floor I give everything ahead. Socially. That a lot of people. Obviously. Me with Coach Brown getting ready for my coaching career it was a four years into -- and who had a lot of fun and wouldn't change a thing. Myself players winning. -- this kid -- as I hate losing no matter what your style is. You lose a loved -- hated so I just about winning and that was a little Charlie Sheen against blitz. You know I think you can do what we do your guys have been so you know. Lead to winning he didn't try never talk about winning winning and losing his talk about doing the right thing and we just try to teach those principles and hopefully that leads to win. Roy Williams and Larry Brown -- guys you guys -- look. -- it's. Meant to people it never really had a huge impact on my life as my high school coach in mesquite. We won his first two state championships he went on to win six total to my dad was a big part of my life my dad. A young age knew that was passionate about basketball team in high school games or so behind the bench. Sort of watch coaches strange. And that's where the and he made sure that has ever opportunities to use. To chase my dream. Those two guys my dad coach miscue -- Throughout Arroyo went through huge for an upset. When your mentor you never tell a guy taking -- job to say look at these. -- -- It was this morning it was almost like mark you have to take this job I think coach really wanted me in a basketball school he never played. I listen coach I've always listen -- coaches he's impacted my life and a great way so. When he's seen a lot of people who. In San. This is a great job. Plays so with the tradition all the great coaches all the great players all the championships. I think nationally. It's it's viewed as good over the years is the best conference of all time we have won four national championships in the last two. It within our conference men's basketball so. I think it's it's a conference if you do the right you can some great feel lucky. My life coaches. Coaching it's my life everything you do know. Between those lines. And Els comes to coach can you tolerate. That's the fun. Can I consider myself a teacher and I'm not here. It was my best player in my fifteen footer -- -- the same way. Kids wanna be disciplined. Today so much fight to more than others. -- --