Earlier this week it was announced that Howard Moore would miss the upcoming basketball season while still recovering from a horrific car accident in May.
The University of Wisconsin announced today that the program’s all-time leading scorer, Alando Tucker, would return to the program as an interim assistant coach.
For now, Tucker is to serve just the 2019-20 season in place of Moore, who is on medical leave.
Tucker was previously serving as UW’s Direction of Student-Athlete Engagement, a role he began in February 2018. According to the program, Tucker “worked with incoming student-athletes and their families to assist in the acclimation to life at UW and the Madison community.”
Tucker, a 2018 inductee into the Wisconsin Hall of Fame, broke the scoring mark previously set by Michael Finley, scoring 2,217 career points at UW. He also set school marks for games played (134), starts (126), minutes played (4,297), field goals (798), free throws (520), free throw attempts (817) and offensive rebounds (769).