Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan no longer certain he’ll retire after season

Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan is no longer certain he’ll retire after this season. (USATSI)

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.


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