Anyone remember when Gary was hired? Did it matter to the administration and AD that he was an alum or was that just a nice quirk or possibly a reason why he would've considered the job in the first place when his resume was better than what Maryland deserved at the time?
Finding someone in the family wasn't really a part of the job search to find Turgeon. Part of that is that there really isn't the coaching tree that blue bloods like UNC or Indiana or Kansas or UCLA might have. Another is that of the few guys with ties there really weren't any candidates that made much sense. Gary's former assistants hadn't really excelled at smaller jobs (and in Hahn's case had a pretty ugly scandal) and none of the former players were into coaching.
I really doubt that finding a "Maryland Man" is part of this in any way. And I don't think it needs to be. Turgeon's problems had nothing to do with him not being a MD grad.