After Wisconsin Badger assistant coach Howard Moore experienced more setbacks in his health after he and his family were involved in a motor vehicle accident earlier this year, the university has announced that former player and Wisconsin’s all-time leading scorer Alando Tucker will step in as interim assistant coach.
Tucker’s accolades include being the all time leader scorer at Wisconsin. He played for the Badgers from 2002-2007 and was a first team All-American in 2007 as well as Big Ten Player of the Year. He was a first round draft pick in 2007 and played professionally with the Phoenix Suns and the Minnesota Timberwolves for a total of ten years.
After his historic career at Wisconsin, Tucker returned to the university and has been working with the athletic department as the Director of Student-Athlete Engagement since February 2018. There, Tucker assisted incoming student-athletes and their families with the adjustment of moving, college life, and athletics.
The move to Interim Assistant Coach is something the whole Wisconsin program is excited about. As everyone wishes the best for Coach Howard Moore and his speedy recovery, having a former Wisconsin standout back on the bench as a coach is always something to love.
“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.” Head Coach Greg Gard said in a Wisconsin Badger press release. “No one person can fill Howard’s spot on our bench, but knowing how close he and Alando are as friends, I’m sure Alando will work as hard as possible to meet that level.”
The Badgers will open up their season versus the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse November 1st at the Kohl Center.