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Badgers bring back Moore as assistant basketball coach

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Badgers interim head basketball coach Greg Gard has made his first hire. He is bringing back former UW assistant Howard Moore to fill the vacancy on his coaching staff.

“Given the timing and the situation, bringing in Howard is a home run for our program and players,” Gard said. “To have the ability to bring in someone with his experience and knowledge of the way we do things is a perfect fit and win-win. He was a part of our championship team in 2008 and he has a passion for UW that is unparalleled. He loved his experience here and has a deep affection for this place and its people. We’re extremely fortunate to have someone like Howard available and eager to join our staff.”

Moore played at Wisconsin from 1990-95 before embarking on a 16-year college coaching career. He returned to his alma mater to work under Bo Ryan from 2005-2010. Moore than left Madison to take the head coaching job at Illinois-Chicago from 2010-15. Most recently, he has served as an analyst for the Big Ten Network.

“I’m extremely excited to get back to Madison. I’ve had a chance to get a breather and the best way to get re-energized is to go home again,” Moore said. “I love my alma mater and I have a great passion for the University of Wisconsin. I want to make sure the things that were put in place by this staff and Coach Ryan stay intact. Greg Gard is very good friend who I support and if there is anything I can do to help him, I want to do that.”

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