When Freddie Owens was getting into the coaching business, he got some sound advice from a guy who knew a thing or two about the profession.
One thing Bo Ryan told his former player — Owens played with the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball program from 2000-04, including three seasons under Ryan — was to make sure he surrounded himself with good people.
“Who you work for is everything,” Owens said while recalling Ryan’s words of wisdom. “That’s some of the advice I’ve tried to abide by the last 15 years. Jobs are hard to get. But at the same time, you have to be careful who you align yourself with and who you work for as well.”