Play Fantasy The Most Award Winning Fantasy game with real time scoring, top expert analysis, custom settings, and more. Play Now
Blog Entry

Source: Hill joining Turgeon's staff at Maryland

Posted on: May 17, 2011 1:49 pm
 
Kansas State assistant Dalonte Hill has accepted an offer to join Mark Turgeon's staff at Maryland, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com on Tuesday.

An official announcement is expected soon.

This development should be huge in terms of giving Turgeon a recruiting advantage in the Washington area because Hill, a Washington native, has strong ties to the D.C. Assault summer program. Bob Huggins lured him to Kansas State specifically for that reason. It led to the enrollment of Michael Beasley, a former D.C. Assault star who spent one year Kansas State before entering the NBA Draft.

Hill is expected to join Scott Spinelli and Bino Ranson on Turgeon's staff.

Together, they should be able to help Maryland recruit the area at a high level.
Comments

Since: May 17, 2011
Posted on: May 17, 2011 5:22 pm
 

Source: Hill joining Turgeon's staff at Maryland

sorry for the similar posts.  I got the 'connection timed out' message, so re-typed it again, and sent that one too.  Of course, they both took.  Hey, CBS, how about a window that says, "confirmed!" or something....



Since: May 17, 2011
Posted on: May 17, 2011 5:14 pm
 

Source: Hill joining Turgeon's staff at Maryland

As someone who is close to one of Hill's relatives, I can confirm it is less.  So worth it though, to be already in the area in which you are recruiting, and to be back home next to your family.  I was saddened to see Gary Williams retire, and I was just sure that Maryland would descend into the abyss of 'programs that used to be good'.  However, I am much more optimistic now!




Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: May 17, 2011 5:07 pm
 

Source: Hill joining Turgeon's staff at Maryland

Wow, the Maryland program has made all the right moves in the past few days . . . Turgeon's teaching and coaching ability along with the combination of Hill's D.C. recruiting connections and Ranson's Baltimore recruiting connectioon should greatly improve the ability to keep local talent local. 

While Gary Williams will be missed, these moves are exciting for Terp fans!



Since: May 17, 2011
Posted on: May 17, 2011 5:05 pm
 

Source: Hill joining Turgeon's staff at Maryland

As someone who is close to one of his relatives, I can confirm it is less.  I'm sure it will be worth it, as he can be closer to his family, and all the time spent traveling should be greatly reduced as he will already be on the east coast.  He got Beasley to come out to Kansas, but I'm sure it will be much easier to recruit an east coast kid to stay on the east coast.  I was really feeling badly about Gary Williams retiring, and was just sure that Maryland was going to descend into the abyss of once great programs, never to be heard from again.  However, I am feeling much more optimistic now!



Since: Jul 4, 2010
Posted on: May 17, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Source: Hill joining Turgeon's staff at Maryland

He probably woyld have taken the position for less money.



Since: Jan 13, 2008
Posted on: May 17, 2011 3:59 pm
 

Source: Hill joining Turgeon's staff at Maryland

This job should give him much more exposure for a future head coaching job. He IS a recruiter and there is a large talent pool here. I'm getting a much better feeling about the upcoming season.



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: May 17, 2011 3:39 pm
 

Source: Hill joining Turgeon's staff at Maryland

Topostack

The University of Maryland is about 7 miles from the DC line.  It is "inside the Beltway" and clearly a DC area town.
This guy grew up in the DC area.  His family lives there as well.

DC is a major cosmopolitan Alpha World Metropolitan area (with family and roots).
Manhattan, KS is a speck of a town in the middle of nowhere (without family or roots).

He probably would have took the position for less money.




Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: May 17, 2011 3:03 pm
 

Source: Hill joining Turgeon's staff at Maryland

Delonte Hill was already one of the highest paid assistant coaches in NCAA Div 1 basketball already.  I wonder what made him want to switch....being near home?  Is being an assistant coach near home his destination job?



Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: May 17, 2011 2:17 pm
 

Source: Hill joining Turgeon's staff at Maryland

Bad news for K_State fans...that guy can recruit...it will be interesting to see where K_State is in 2-3 years without him


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com