The Wisconsin Badgers men’s’ basketball team’s all-time leading scorer will be coaching on the sidelines for the 2019-20 season.
University of Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Greg Gard announced Wednesday that Alando Tucker has been named an interim assistant coach for the Badgers. The move came two days after UW officials said that assistant coach Howard Moore will be moving to a long-term care and rehabilitation facility to continue the focus on his recovery and health and will not coach during the upcoming 2019-20 season.
“First off, the hearts of the entire Wisconsin basketball family are with Howard and his family right now,” Gard said in a statement. “We think about him daily and will continue to do so during the entire season. He has helped shape this program for more than 25 years and he will be missed in our huddle this year.”
"Howard Moore is the ultimate Badger and a tremendous coach. I owe it to him and my alma mater to do my best to coach up to his standard." – @DoeTuck
— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) July 31, 2019
Since February of 2018, Tucker has been serving as UW’s Director of Student-Athlete Engagement, where he works with incoming student-athletes and their families to assist in acclimation to life at UW and the Madison community.
“I never wanted to join the Wisconsin coaching staff under circumstances like this, and my thoughts and prayers are with Howard and his family and will continue to be all season,” Tucker said in a UW press release. “[Moore] is the ultimate Badger and a tremendous coach. I owe it to him and my alma mater to do my best to coach up to his standard.”