Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan announces retirement

Wisconsin Badgers coach Bo Ryan has announced his retirement after over 14 years with the school.

Effective immediately, associate head coach Greg Gard will take over in place of Ryan.

“Greg’s ready,” Ryan said in his post-game press conference on Tuesday. “The staff is ready. All the way through, top-flight people. I feel really good about that.”

Ryan announced in June that he would retire following the 2015–16 season, and expressed his desire for Gard, who joined his staff at Wisconsin in 2001, to replace him.

He later said in August that he wasn’t sure that he was ready to commit to leaving Wisconsin.

In 14-plus seasons at the school, Ryan has a 364–130 record and has taken his team to the NCAA tournament in every season. The Badgers have also won four Big Ten regular-season championships and three Big Ten tournament championships during his tenure.

The Badgers defeated the Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders 64–49 on Tuesday night to improve to 7–5.

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