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Self and Turgeon’s Connection

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As Maryland took the court for its open practice at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky, the team seemed energized.

The assistants and managers clapped along as the players loosened up, at least, that was the case for the majority of figures on the court.

Maryland coach Mark Turgeon stood on the sideline, locked in conversation with longtime Kansas announcer Bob Davis. At one point, Turgeon appeared to be wrapping up the conversation, but as anyone who has heard a parent say, “Oh, I’ll be off the phone in a minute,” knows, that doesn’t mean anything.

The conversation carried on for another five minutes, until Turgeon finally pulled himself away to follow the players through the session, eventually joining them in a trick-shot contest of sorts.

But that wasn’t the end of the Kansas interactions. It was just the beginning.

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