Murray State's Billy Kennedy is expected to soon accept an offer to succeed Mark Turgeon as Texas A&M's basketball coach, a source told CBSSports.com on Sunday.
An introductory press conference could come as early as Monday.
CBSSports.com reported Saturday that Kennedy had emerged as the frontrunner after Marquette's Buzz Williams, Memphis' Josh Pastner, Colorado's Tad Boyle and former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy rejected overtures from Texas A&M. Kennedy interviewed with athletic director Bill Byrne on Saturday, received an offer early Sunday and will accept it, a source said, barring an unexpected breakdown in negotiations. The other finalists are Ben Jacobson (Northern Iowa head coach) and Scott Spinelli (Texas A&M assistant). Spinelli would join Turgeon's staff at Maryland the moment Kennedy is formally introduced.
Turgeon left for Maryland after four seasons in College Station.
Kennedy has spent five seasons at Murray State and led the Racers to the 2010 NCAA tournament.