Sophomore Jonathan Davis became the first Wisconsin men's basketball player to speak out about the leaked audio of a meeting between Badgers coach Greg Gard and last season's seniors. Davis addressed the audio in an interview with WXOW reporter Declan Levy.
"I knew there had been some issues going on with the team prior to that," Davis said in the interview. "The seniors shared how they felt about coach, and coach Gard knows that he has some things he has to change."
Davis said he didn't know who released the audio, but he was quick to admonish the action. The sophomore guard said conversations of that nature should stay between coaches and players.
He said he never considered transferring because he wanted to continue to play with his brother Jordan and doesn't consider the issues beyond repair.
Davis said Gard has been making an extra effort to speak with players — including incoming freshmen, new recruits and transfers — since the meeting and subsequent release of the recording. Davis also mentioned new assistant coach Sharif Chambliss as a good replacement for Alando Tucker on the coaching staff.
"I'm liking how our team is looking this year," Davis said. "Coach Gard is getting on top of this stuff ... so I'm satisfied with what we have going on."
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