MADISON — Greg Gard has added a well-recognized identify to the Wisconsin males’s basketball workers:
Kirk Penney, 42, starred at UW from 1999-2003 earlier than taking part in professionally for 15 years.
UW officers introduced Monday that the New Zealand native, who has been a daily at observe this fall, has been named Particular Assistant to the Head Coach for the 2023-24 season.
“I am excited to welcome Kirk again to our program,” Gard stated. “His data of not solely what it means to be a Badger, but additionally his world-wide expertise within the sport of basketball can be a fantastic asset to our gamers and program total.
“Kirk checks the entire containers when it comes to his data of our program, his thoughts for the sport, his wealth of taking part in and training expertise, and his love for the Badgers.”
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In keeping with a UW official: NCAA guidelines enable Penney to work at observe however he isn’t allowed to do any off-campus recruiting.
Penney was a reserve on the 1999-2000 crew that reached the Last 4 underneath Dick Bennett. He helped UW win back-to-back Massive Ten titles in 2002 and 2003 underneath Bo Ryan. He led UW in scoring in every of these seasons, at 15.1 and 16.2 factors per sport, respectively.
“I am grateful to Coach Gard for this chance to rejoin the Wisconsin Basketball household,” Penney stated. “It is an thrilling season forward, with a improbable teaching workers and gifted gamers on the roster.
“A few of my fondest recollections are with this program and I am trying ahead to creating extra with this group.
“My spouse, Audra, can be a Badger, having performed volleyball right here, so it is neat for the household to be contributing to Bucky’s success as soon as once more.”
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