Big Ten Rankings: Top 5 highest paid basketball coaches

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Apr 6, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan reacts in the 2015 NCAA Men

Many years have gone by with Bo Ryan leading the Wisconsin Badgers as the head coach and some may say he has been one of the most hated guys in college basketball — depending on which fans you ask. However, it’s going to be tough to see him go.

If you haven’t heard the news yet, Ryan has announced his retirement from Wisconsin following the 2015-16 season — some have been led to believe it’s because of health issues. Here’s a statement from the head coach:

"“Back in the spring, in the days after the national championship game, [athletic director] Barry Alvarez and I discussed the possibility of me retiring. I’ve always been told that is not a decision to make right after a season is completed. Barry thankfully encouraged me to take some time to think about it and I have done that. I considered retiring this summer or coaching one more season. I’ve decided to coach one more season with the hope that my longtime assistant Greg Gard eventually becomes the head coach at Wisconsin. I am looking forward to another year with our program, including our players, my terrific assistant coaches, our office staff and everyone who supports Wisconsin basketball here in Madison, around the state and across the country.”"

With all that being said, it’s time to look toward the future if you’re Wisconsin. As for right now and the upcoming season, Ryan is still the fifth highest-paid coach in the conference, which I think is too low, as he is coming off back-to-back Final Four appearances.

Tough to see Bo go out this way, but he had a great career and has one more run in him.

Next: 4. John Beilein, Michigan