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Tucker to serve as Wisconsin assistant for ailing Moore

Wisconsin named all-time leading scorer Alando Tucker as an interim assistant coach for the 2019-20 season on Wednesday, and he will fill in for assistant Howard Moore.Moore recently suffered a heart attack while still recovering from injuries in a May car accident in which his wife and daughter were killed.”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 statement. “Howard and his family are very close friends of our family and his absence on the UW bench will be immense. He 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.”According to the university, Moore suffered third-degree burns in the accident. He later had a heart attack and was in intensive care at UW Hospital in Madison before being moved to a long-term rehab facility.”First off, the hearts of the entire Wisconsin basketball family are with Howard and his family right now,” head coach Greg Gard said in a news release. “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.”We’re thankful to have someone like Alando able to step into this role. His familiarity with the program and our players, combined with his incredible basketball experience and energy, will be a great fit.