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Wisconsin assistant Howard Moore suffers setback, will miss season

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In this March 17, 2016, photo, Wisconsin NCAA college basketball assistant coach Howard Moore, left, passes to forward Nigel Hayes during an open practice at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. The University of Wisconsin says the wife and daughter of men’s basketball assistant coach Howard Moore were killed in a Michigan automobile accident. Wisconsin’s athletic department said Moore’s wife, Jennifer, and their daughter, Jaidyn, were killed in the crash on M-14 early Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Washtenaw County’s Superior Township. Michigan State Police Lt. Darren Green says Howard Moore suffered third-degree burns but his injuries were not considered life-threatening, and his son had minor injuries. (M.P King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

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Wisconsin assistant coach Howard Moore will not coach during the 2019-2020 season after a medical setback sent him back to the hospital.

Moore is still recovering from a devastating May car accident that killed his wife and daughter. He suffered serious burns in the May 25th crash. A driver headed the wrong way on a Michigan way collided head-on with a car carrying the Moore family. Moore’s daughter, Jaidyn, died at the scene, while his wife, Jennifer, succumbed to her injuries upon reaching the hospital. Moore’s son, Jerrell, suffered minor injuries.

The driver of the other car was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to a statement that was released by the school via the Moore family on Monday evening, Moore suffered a medical issue in his home that led to a cardiac arrest while he was in an ambulance en route to the hospital. He is going to be moving into a long-term care and rehab facility.

“The Moore Family greatly appreciates the outpouring of love and support from the greater Madison and Chicago communities, the Badgers and Big Ten families and all whose lives Howard and his family have touched,” the statement read. “Please continue to keep Howard and his son, Jerell, in your prayers.”