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Wisconsin men’s basketball names offices after former coach Howard Moore

(Photo: UW Athletics)

The “Howard Moore Family Men’s Basketball Offices” was unveiled on Saturday at the Kohl Center at a halftime ceremony during the Badgers’ basketball game against Illinois.

Howard Moore, a beloved figure within Wisconsin Athletics, was honored before the game on Saturday with a special presentation that included some of his Badger basketball teammates from the ’90s. At halftime, Wisconsin athletic director Chris McIntosh said the newly constructed men’s basketball offices at the Kohl Center will be named after Moore.

“Howard Moore represents everything it means to be a Badger,” UW Director of Athletics Chris McIntosh said in a statement. “His impact here is deep and his legacy should be attached to this program forever. It is a privilege for us to make this announcement.”

Howard Moore Family Men’s Basketball Offices (Photo: UW Athletics)


Moore played for the Wisconsin Badgers in the 1990s and was an assistant coach under Bo Ryan before becoming head coach at the University of Illinois-Chicago and then an analyst for Big Ten Network. He returned to Wisconsin in 2015 when Greg Gard took over midseason for Ryan.

Moore’s family was involved in a tragic auto accident on Memorial Day weekend in 2019 that claimed the lives of Moore’s wife, Jen, and 9-year-old daughter, Jaidyn.

Moore is a recipient of the University of Wisconsin African-American Alumni Association Student Leadership Award in 1993 and graduated from UW earning a bachelor’s degree in African-American Studies in 1995.