After coaching one of the most unlikely turnarounds college basketball has ever seen, University of Wisconsin-Madison officials are preparing to offer interim head coach Greg Gard and his coaching staff a long-term contract, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Thursday.According to the article, “two sources close to the program,” said “UW officials have been blown away by the work of Gard” — and they have little reason not to be.After taking over a program that had been struggling under former head coach Bo Ryan with a 7-5 record — including losses at the hands of Western Illinois and UW-Milwaukee — Gard has led the team to a 13-5 record overall and has UW-Madison in place to earn a top-four finish in the Big Ten.More impressively, the Badgers have now won 11 of their last 12 games under Gard, which has included victories over No. 4 Michigan State, No. 2 Maryland and No. 8 Iowa.Men’s basketball: Badgers down Wolverines in regular season home finaleWith 19 seconds remaining in Sunday’s game against Michigan, Jordan Smith, the lone senior on the Wisconsin men’s basketball team’s roster, Read…The UW System Board of Regents must approve any hiring, and is scheduled to meet March 7, with the announcement of the hire expected to come in a press conference Tuesday afternoon, according to Jim Polzin of the Wisconsin State Journal. The Badgers will play their first game of the Big Ten tournament either March 10, and it will be the first time they play under head coach Greg Gard.Gard’s deal is reportedly going to be a five-year contract, with the head coach earning around $2 million per year.Yes, 5 years for close to $2 mil/year. https://t.co/fINkFJzR2I— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) March 7, 2016In terms of the coaching search itself, Gard has been nothing short of supportive for Athletic Director Barry Alvarez.“Coach Alvarez has handled this thing absolutely perfectly,” Gard said following Wisconsin’s final home game against Michigan Sunday. “He said from day one, I need to do a national search. I need to post the job. That’s university requirements. I’ve totally agreed with that and I always have.”Men’s basketball: Gard’s ‘one day at a time’ approach showing successWisconsin men’s basketball head coach Greg Gard affirmed his belief that a big part of the team’s success has been Read…Along with Gard, Alvarez is expected also keep his staff, including assistant coaches Lamont Paris, Gary Close and former UW-Madison player Howard Moore, who was hired in December after Ryan’s departure.Applications for the head coaching position officially close Thursday afternoon.
On recently finished World Championship held in Saragossa, Bosnian U-17 representation won the 9th place, and the best player was Dzanan Musa.As reported by Sport1, Musa was selected as one of the All-Star Five, and FIBA highlighted his best moves on their YouTube channel.Musa also won in other statistical categories. Bosnian basketball player scored a total of 34 points in average, and scored 238 points in total. As comparison, second on the list is Jaylen Hoard with 157 points in total.Musa had the best valorization of all players, and also caught ball 8.4 times in average with 3 assistances per match. Besides that, he broke the record of World Championships with 50 scored points during one match.(Source: radiosarajevo)