June 19, 2024

Wisconsin basketball’s 2023-24 season came to a crashing end with a 72-61 loss to James Madison on Friday night.

The loss delivered another year of postseason failure for the Badgers and left many questioning Gard’s future as the team’s head coach. Seven years have passed since the program’s last Sweet 16 appearance, and it has only two tournament wins in that time span.

Related: Evaluating the reasons for and against Wisconsin basketball firing head coach Greg Gard

Wisconsin athletic director Chris McIntosh will have some tough decisions to make this offseason. On one hand, the lack of postseason success is certainly troubling. On the other hand, firing Gard would be a seismic move and could create more questions than answers. The Badgers are in position to return a wealth of talent in 2024-25 — and firing Gard could lead to more of a mini-rebuild than fans want to admit.

Everyone can agree that any move off Gard must include a clear plan for the next head coach. There are big names out there, but Wisconsin must know that those names are attainable before it makes a big move.

If McIntosh is to fire Gard, here are 15 possible


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