View Full Version : OT - Wisconsin's Bo Ryan To Retire After 2015/16 Basketball Season

06-29-2015, 09:51 AM

His hope is that long time assistant Greg Gard will take over.......

06-29-2015, 10:05 AM
One of those coaches I've always had the highest respect for. I'll miss him.

06-29-2015, 10:05 AM
He'll be missed.

06-29-2015, 11:16 AM
Solid guy.....does things the right way. It's a loss for NCAA basketball. Cannot replace guys like that. Seems a bit odd. Does anyone in those posts really retire? Retire to what??

Zag Man
06-29-2015, 04:51 PM
One of those coaches I've always had the highest respect for. I'll miss him.

Wisconsin has always played tough basketball under Bo. I've always appreciated that about his coaching style and the players he recruited.

06-29-2015, 07:27 PM
There are two kinds of coaches.

Those that do more with less.
Those that do less with more.

This is the difference between someone like Ryan and someone like, for example, Romar.

Ryan has a heck of a system going.

08-13-2015, 01:14 AM
Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan no longer certain he'll retire after season


Wisconsin's Bo Ryan announced in June that he planned to retire after this season.

Now he's not so sure.

"Everybody kind of thinks they know when they're ready to retire; I'm not totally sure," Ryan said at a golf tournament Wednesday, according to PostCrescent.com. "[Wisconsin AD] Barry [Alvarez] said I could change my mind at any time. I haven't submitted any papers yet. I haven't submitted anything. ... So I might stay for another four or five [years]."

So why the announcement in June?

"Well, I needed to get a statement out there knowing I wasn't able to tell recruits I could guarantee them four years," Ryan said. "And I wanted to be fair to our staff and Barry."

And now?

"I wouldn't be the first guy in the country that ever thought about retirement and then changed their mind," Ryan said. "I'm not doing anything revolutionary here."

Ryan has been Wisconsin's head coach since 2001. The 67 year-old has won four Big Ten regular-season titles, three Big Ten Tournament championships and never finished worse than fourth in the league. He's made the Final Four each of the past two seasons.


This is great news for NCAA fans. I love Bo Ryan.

08-13-2015, 04:55 AM
Man, I'm gone at the first possible moment. The clock is ticking, and I'm within 8 months of eligibility.

Of course, my job's not as enjoyable or challenging as Bo's.

08-13-2015, 12:41 PM
I have a hunch Bo might have had a couple of beers on the golf course before he made that statement and opened that can of worms.

I hope he coaches for as long as he wants to.

03-05-2016, 08:47 AM
Bo Ryan's sudden departure may have another explanation:


After announcing in June 2015 that he would retire upon the conclusion of the 2015-16 basketball season, Ryan resigned suddenly on December 15, 2015. The most commonly given explanation was that Ryan retired early to give longtime assistant Greg Gard a leg up on securing the permanent job.

Guess he didn't want to be badgered by the press, fans, others. . .

Section 116
03-05-2016, 09:00 AM
"Badgered"-Well done Reno!