Aggies hire new coach
College Station — Billy Kennedy donned a maroon jacket, and officially became the Texas A&M basketball coach.
He succeeds Mark Turgeon, who resigned a week ago to take over at Maryland following Gary Williams' abrupt retirement.
Kennedy, who spent the last five seasons at Murray State, on Monday called his new gig a "destination job."
About 150 fans were at Reed Arena's basketball complex for Kennedy's introduction. Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne says he was seeking someone "who understands our culture here at Texas A&M."
The 47-year-old Kennedy compiled a 107-53 record at Murray State.
He led the Racers to the round of 32 of the NCAA tournament in 2010, where they lost by two points to eventual national runner-up Butler.
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