By Adam Roberts – 8/4/2021
Former Badger coach and player Alando Tucker has responded to a report written in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that details events that reportedly went on during a difficult stretch of the 2019-20 season for the Badger men’s basketball team.
Tucker was hired by the program as an interim assistant after Howard Moore suffered a heart attack following the loss of his wife and daughter in a car crash. The Journal article reached out to a number of unnamed sources, who said Tucker had a plot to turn players against head coach Greg Gard, going so far as to tell then-AD Barry Alvarez he would be ready to take over the program and hoping that if Northern Illinois AD John Frazier was hired to replace Alvarez instead of Chris McIntosh that he would fire Gard and hire himself.
“For months…I have been the target of slanderous articles, conversations, tweets and messages concerning my exit from UW-Madison, most of which have been based upon falsehoods, mistaken assumptions and misguided opinions.” Tucker said in his statement. “At this moment, I can no longer remain silent. I wish to state categorically that I have not done any of the things that I have been accused of. Those who know me and have worked with me know that is not my character.”
You can view the whole Tucker statement here.