Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, December 16, 2015
Seven Big Ten titles. Fourteen NCAA tournaments. Two Finals Fours. One national final. Three-hundred-and-sixty-four wins, the most in Wisconsin history.
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It was an incredible run for Bo Ryan as Wisconsin men's basketball coach.
Ryan's tenure came to an end late Tuesday night, when the legendary coach announced his retirement, effective immediately, following a win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
Ryan turned the Badgers into what they are today, that being one of the Big Ten's premier programs. You read all of the accolades in the first sentence above. There's also these numbers: .737 career winning percentage, .717 winning percentage in Big Ten play, and .906 career winning percentage in home games.
Here's a roundup from last night's announcement:https://twitter.com/dekker/status/676984468968742912
It was an honor coach #ThanksBo— Ben Brust (@BenBrust) December 16, 2015
Most Successful Big 10 Coach =Knight— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) December 16, 2015
Most Successful Recent Coach =Izzo
Best Job Ever done at a School = Ryan
If u know B10 History u get it
See all of the best Twitter reaction to Ryan's retirement.
#ThanksBo https://t.co/qsiX13FSPV— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) December 16, 2015
"That's something I'll cherish most, the memories and the time we spent together" - @NIGEL_HAYES https://t.co/LnAjfBAgOn— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) December 16, 2015
Ryan was also great soundbite, always showing his personality through the media. Here are some examples:
Good luck, Bo. You were a great coach, a treat to watch on the sideline and a terrific soundbite. #pinballwizard https://t.co/K8sylVFYkr— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) December 16, 2015
Another memorable Bo Ryan @BadgerMBB soundbite. https://t.co/UVgIGl3EFg— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) December 16, 2015
.@swhitej2: "What does (700th career win) mean to you?"@BadgerMBB coach Bo Ryan's answer: "That I'm old." https://t.co/W8saNun0nD— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) December 16, 2015
Remember that time @BadgerMBB coach Bo Ryan used "brats" to describe @dekker? https://t.co/AfOKLszJL4— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) December 16, 2015