Coach Saban remembers Mal Moore

Coach Saban remembers Mal Moore

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Mal Moore and coach Nick Saban. Source: WBRC video Mal Moore and coach Nick Saban. Source: WBRC video
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban remembers Mal Moore as a man who put others interests ahead of his own.

Coach Saban released the following statement on the death of former University of Alabama Director of Athletics Mal Moore who passed away Saturday at the age of 73 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

"Mal was truly a special person in every sense of the word. We can talk about all the championships Mal has been involved with, but I think what will be remembered most was the man he was. He always put the best interests of others ahead of his own, he carried himself as a first-class gentleman, and he helped bring out the best in those around him.

Mal was an outstanding leader in terms of all he did for Alabama athletics. Most importantly, he was a great friend to me and my family. Mal was the number one reason we decided to make the move to Tuscaloosa.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, especially his daughter Heather. There's no question we have lost a great man today. What won't be lost is Mal's legacy in serving our University to make it a better place today and in the future. Nobody genuinely cared more about the Crimson Tide than Mal did. Mal has positively impacted athletics at Alabama unlike anyone ever has or probably ever will."

Moore had been hospitalized for three weeks due to a pulmonary condition.

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