WASHINGTON (AP) Former Maryland basketball coach Mark Turgeon has been fired by the school.
Maryland announced Tuesday that he was fired on Tuesday.
Marylanders athletic director Mike Tobin said in a statement that Turgeon “has left the Maryland program.”
The move comes as Turgeon is under scrutiny for his comments about the NCAA and the current and former players.
Marylands athletic director, Mike Tobins, speaks during a press conference to announce the departure of Mark Turbin.
Marys athletic director says Mark Turban will be replaced on Feb. 15, 2017.
Turban, in an interview with The Associated Press earlier this month, said the NCAA was “an entity of death” that could “bring a national championship” to a university.
He also said former players should be treated like criminals, but did not specifically mention the players who have filed complaints against him.
In a letter to the athletic department, Turbin said he had “a great relationship” with the men’s basketball program, but had made a “mistake” in his comments in the past.
The Associated Press first reported the news of Turban’s departure.