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Former USM Coach M. K. Turk Dies

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M. K. Turk, Photo Courtesy of USM M. K. Turk, Photo Courtesy of USM

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A legendary basketball coach from Southern Miss has died.

M. K. Turk died this Friday. He was 71.

The legendary coach lead the Golden Eagles from 1976 until 1996.

He finished his 20 seasons with Southern Miss with a school record of 301 wins.

That's more victories than any other USM head men's basketball coach.

Under his leadership, USM made two NCAA appearances and six NIT appearances, iIncluding a NIT championship title.

 

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