Maryland confirms decision to not renew Mark Turgeon’s contract, according to report

Sporting News reported Wednesday evening that Maryland basketball coach Mark Turgeon is out.

Maryland athletic director Damon Evans issued a statement to The Washington Post confirming that Turgeon’s deal has expired.

“Maryland has informed Mark Turgeon that his contract has not been extended and that the institution will not seek an extension, per terms of the collective bargaining agreement,” Evans said. “Mark and I appreciate everything that he has done for our men’s basketball program. He and his staff have had a tremendous impact at Maryland.”

The team finished 17-15 this season under Turgeon’s direction and did not qualify for the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2013.

The Terps, the No. 10 seed in the ACC Tournament last week, fell to Duke 77-57 in their opening game.

The team is coming off back-to-back defeats in the National Invitation Tournament, with last season’s 15-17 record resulting in a first-round exit.

The official announcement is expected Thursday at a news conference with Evans and news conference with Turgeon.

Turgeon has overall a 79-66 record in six seasons at Maryland.

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