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Maryland's Williams Picks Odd Time to Retire

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Longtime Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams explained his sudden decision to retire Thursday in terms that anybody could understand, and — with all due respect for his Hall of Fame-worthy career — I still don't understand it.

"It's the right time,'' he said in a news release.

Frankly, I can't think of a worse time, either for the coaching legend that is Gary Williams at Maryland or the Terrapins men's basketball program that he pulled out of the ashes 22 years ago and maintained at a level of national prominence for nearly a generation.

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