Badgers announce Greg Gard as coach

Posted at 2:30 PM, Mar 07, 2016
The Wisconsin Badgers, who have had Greg Gard coach them from the brink of missing the NCAA Tournament to becoming a cinch to make it, announced Gard as permanent head coach.
Benjamin Worgull of the Badger Nation reports the press conference will happen at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The Journal Sentinel reported Thursday that the school will offer a long-term deal to Gard. WTMJ's Doug Russell also cited a source then saying the hiring was simply a formality.
ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported Monday that the long-term deal will last five years.
Gard has seen the Badgers through a 13-6 stretch after a lackluster non-conference season which has grown into what is almost guaranteed to be the school's 18th straight NCAA Tournament bid.
Gard took over for the retiring Bo Ryan, who piloted the Badgers to 15 straight NCAA appearances and the last two Final Fours.
Ryan admitted Saturday (as part of a release about an improper relationship) on that he specifically resigned in December to give Gard a chance to prove himself and have the inside track at the job.