Based on the remarkable turnaround since Greg Gard has taken over as the Wisconsin men’s basketball coach, nobody should be surprised if the Wisconsin native lands the job full-time.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Jeff Potrykus reported this morning that the UW is preparing to offer Gard a long-term contract after being blown away by his work. Gard has compiled a record of 12-5 in the Big Ten and 13-5 overall since taking over in the wake of Bo Ryan’s retirement on Dec. 15.
UW officials posted the job last week and applications have to be in by 4:30 p.m. Thursday (today). The earliest possible start date is “on or after March 8,” which is this coming Tuesday.
Any hiring has to be approved by the UW Board of Regents, who are scheduled to meet next Thursday in Madison.
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