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Well, several posters here (myself included) are going to have their theory tested, for better or worse. Given that the hiring season is over and there aren't too many appealing guys looking for work, we will see just how much of a destination UM really is right now.

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Well' date=' several posters here (myself included) are going to have their theory tested, for better or worse. Given that the hiring season is over and there aren't too many appealing guys looking for work, we will see just how much of a destination UM really is right now.[/quote']

Yeah, this is really bizarre timing. Must have to do with Jordan Williams in some manner.

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Ouch. I thought it was crazy the folks who thought he would be gone after his contract expired, but I guess they were right + 1.

This really stings.

In any event, a tip of the cap to Garry Williams for all he did for this university. He took Maryland basketball to new heights and was one of the best in-game coaches of his generation. Here's to our future hall-of-fame coach, Gary Williams! I hope you enjoy your retirement, you'll be missed.

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Yeah, this is really bizarre timing. Must have to do with Jordan Williams in some manner.

That's what I had thought. I would imagine the way this past season finished was very disheartening to Gary, but with Jordan in the fold, next season figured to be better. Upon him announcing he'd be heading to the NBA, next season begins to look pretty bleak.

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That's what I had thought. I would imagine the way this past season finished was very disheartening to Gary, but with Jordan in the fold, next season figured to be better. Upon him announcing he'd be heading to the NBA, next season begins to look pretty bleak.

And if Gary's just calling it quits out of nowhere, what's the likelihood of Faust/Bruenig/Anderson asking to be released from their LOIs? Wouldn't surprise me at all. This could end up leading to a complete rebuild of the program from the ground up. If they get the right coach, that could be a good thing and might not be as painful in the short term either. Get the wrong coach and the Terps could be ACC basement-dwellers for years.

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Sounds official. LINK

Maryland coach Gary Williams is retiring, the school announced on Thursday. Williams will have a news conference on Friday.

Williams coached 22 season at Maryland, winning the national title in 2002.

"It's the right time," Williams said in a news release. "My entire career has been an unbelievable blessing. I am fiercely proud of the program we have built here. I couldn't have asked any more from my players, my assistant coaches, the great Maryland fans and this great university. Together, we did something very special here."

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WOW!

That's absolutely amazing.

Now, what does MD do? If you are the Terps, you have to throw a ton of money at Stevens.

Everyone keeps saying this, but I'm yet to see any reason why anyone would think this would be a possibility. There have been some high profile jobs out there the past 2 years, and he's stayed put and re-upped with Butler. So, other than top dollars... why would he?

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