Wisconsin Basketball Provides Troubling Update on Assistant Howard Moore Amid Accident Recovery

MADISON, WI - OCTOBER 12: A University of Wisconsin logo on the side of the Kohl Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin on October 12, 2013 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
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University of Wisconsin men's basketball assistant Howard Moore, who lost his wife and daughter and suffered severe burns in an auto accident in May, will not be rejoining the program for the 2019-20 season and his status beyond that remains uncertain.

The men's basketball program released a statement from the Moore family regarding the situation.

The initial accident occurred on May 25 near Ann Arbor, Mich. The Moore's vehicle was hit head-on by a reckless driver, causing the death of his daughter and wife, and minor injuries to his son.

Moore suffered third-degree burns, but was back home in Madison, Wisconsin in early June.

He was on the road to recovery before another incident put him in intensive care later that month.

The latest accident required ambulatory assistance. While on the way to the hospital Moore went into cardiac arrest. Since that time, he has been receiving care from hospital staff. For the time being, he will be moved to a long-term rehab facility where he will be able to focus on his health and recovery.

According to university officials, Badgers head coach Greg Gard is in the process of evaluating how to replace Moore for the season.