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Badgers officially name Greg Gard head coach

Posted: 5:47 PM, Mar 07, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-07 18:52:47-05
Badgers officially name Greg Gard head coach
Badgers officially name Greg Gard head coach
Badgers officially name Greg Gard head coach
UPDATE: The Wisconsin Badgers made it official on Twitter Monday evening. Greg Gard is the next Head Coach of the Wisconsin Badgers:
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ORIGINAL STORY: A report says that 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, will announce Gard as permanent head coaching Tuesday.
 
The Wisconsin State Journal's Jim Polzin wrote Monday that Gard will be given the job Tuesday.  That is to follow a UW Board of Regents meeting Monday afternoon.
 
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.