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A&M taps Murray State’s Kennedy

May 16, 2011

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— Billy Kennedy returned to Texas A&M on Sunday, leaving Murray State to replace Mark Turgeon as the Aggies’ basketball coach.

“I think he is the perfect fit for Texas A&M,” athletic director Bill Byrne said in a statement. “In talking to several people who I respect in college basketball, they mentioned Billy as an outstanding basketball coach, but an even better person.”

Turgeon left last week to coach Maryland.

The 47-year-old Kennedy, a former assistant at A&M, will be introduced on the campus today.

Kennedy was the Ohio Valley Conference coach of the year twice in his five seasons with the Racers.

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