Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan says he will retire after next season

Ryan’s departure means that there’s one less coach around who specializes in developing players like Frank Kaminsky, and that kind of sucks.


But in the cutthroat world of college basketball recruiting, being 67 can and will be held against you. Player development is huge. “He’s the best we’ve ever seen”. There is a process and a plan, an established culture. “Greg has been very astute at finding things for the players that we have”.

I don’t know. What do you say? He was an assistant for the Badgers from 1976-1984 before becoming a head coach.

Ryan has lost star players in the past and always managed to remain in contention for the Big Ten title: Devin Harris, Alando Tucker, Mike Wilkinson, Jordan Taylor, Jon Leuer. “His accomplishments speak for themselves, and we are lucky to have him at the helm one more year”.

Whoever gets the job has a few big shoes to fill. “He is an excellent detailed guy”.

There have been a number of examples of coaches handing off programs to their longtime assistants. Matt Painter did the same at Purdue in replacing Gene Keady. He is one of 40 NCAA basketball coaches to crest the 700-win plateau and is just one of five active Division I coaches to achieve that number. College basketball, you can mention him with names like Izzo, Coach K, Bob Knight…

However, he explained that Gard has been primarily responsible for tweaking UW’s offense over the last several seasons.

Ferris, meanwhile, doesn’t expect Ryan to be any different in his final season as coach. Ryan rarely competed against the likes of Duke, Kentucky and North Carolina for the highest-profile recruits, those who would often be on campus for a year or two before bolting to the National Basteball Association.

Notre Dame running back Greg Bryant will be suspended for the first four games of the season for violating team rules, a source close to the university said.

Wisconsincoach Bo Ryan, who is coming off back-to-back Final Four appearances, will retire after next season, he announced Monday.


Gard has served under Ryan for the head coach’s entire tenure at Wisconsin. Ryan’s record at home has been well documented, and it would be fantastic if Wojo could go into the Kohl Center and come away with a win in his first attempt to take just a little extra shine off of Ryan’s fortress. “He is as genuine and hardworking as they come”. “I’ve talked to a lot of the older coaches”. “Bo’s mindset won’t change either”.

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