Turgeon leaves Wichita State for Texas A&M job
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Mark Turgeon was introduced as Texas A&M's basketball coach Tuesday, just five days after Billy Gillispie left for Kentucky. Turgeon comes to Texas A&M from Wichita State, where he led the Shockers to a 17-14 record in the Missouri Valley Conference in 2007. He was introduced at a news conference in a conference room above Reed Arena before being welcomed by about 2,000 A&M fans at a pep rally style event in the arena. The band played and fans whooped and hollered and some displayed signs that said things such as "Howdy" and "Welcome Turge, Gig Em."
I had the honor of having Coach Turgeon on the air with me a few times and he was a very nice guy. He even gave me his cell phone number. I just called him and congratulated him on the job and thanked him for everything that he did for Wichita. We will miss him. Good luck Coach!