Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan makes it official, announces his retirement

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Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan makes it official, announces his retirement

Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan announced that he will retire following Tuesday’s 64-49 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

[ MORE: Twitter reaction to retirement | AP: Bo Ryan retires after win ]

Associate head coach Greg Gard will assume the title of interim head coach, effectively immediately.

See what Ryan said in the release below:

“After months of conversation with Barry Alvarez and his administrative staff, as well as my wife, Kelly, I have decided that now is the right time to step down from the head coaching position here at Wisconsin,” Ryan said.

“This was a decision months in the making. I brought this up to Barry back in April. He advised me to take some time to think it over and I appreciated that. But in recent weeks, I have come to the conclusion that now is the right time for me to retire and for Greg Gard to have the opportunity to coach the team for the remainder of the season. I discussed this with Barry and I appreciate him giving me the space to make this decision.”

The Bo Ryan Era at Wisconsin (2001-15)
• A .737 win pct. (364-130) overall
• A .717 win pct. (172-68) in Big Ten play
• A .906 win pct. (211-22) at home
• 7 Big Ten titles
• The 11 winningest seasons in UW history
• 6 players with AP All-America recognition
• 14 NCAA tournaments, 7 Sweet 16s, 3 Elite Eights, 2 Final Fours and 1 national championship game.

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