Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon is stepping down effective immediately.
Maryland announced Friday that it had mutually parted ways with Turgeon and that former Kansas great and Wake Forest coach Danny Manning would take over on an interim basis throughout the rest of the season. Turgeon has been at Maryland since the 2011-12 season.
"After a series of conversations with Coach Turgeon, we agreed that a coaching change was the best move for Coach Turgeon and for the Maryland Men's Basketball program," Maryland athletic director Damon Evans said in a statement. "He has dedicated over a decade of his life to the University of Maryland, and has coached with distinction and honor. He leaves College Park as the 2020 Big Ten Conference champion and with more than 225 victories. He's a great coach and a great person, and I wish Mark, his wife Ann and his entire family all the best in the next chapter of their lives."