CHICAGO (AP) -- The University of Illinois at Chicago has hired Wisconsin assistant coach Howard Moore to head its basketball program.
Moore, who attended Chicago Public Schools and is a graduate of Wisconsin, is replacing Jimmy Collins who announced last month he is retiring Aug. 31, after 14 seasons with the Flames.
The 37-year-old Moore has served as an assistant at Wisconsin under head coach Bo Ryan for the last five seasons.
UIC athletic director Jim Schmidt said Friday that Moore's integrity, work ethic and track record on the court and the recruiting trail is what made him attractive. He says Moore is committed to leading the Flames to excellence on and off the court.
Moore says he is excited about heading the Flames, and intends to lead the team to the top of the Horizon League.
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