Former Husker coach Doc Sadler joins Oklahoma basketball as special adviser
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A former Husker coach will soon be joining the Oklahoma men’s basketball staff.
Head coach Porter Moser announced Thursday that Doc Sadler would join the team as a special adviser.
“I am excited to have Doc join my staff and bring invaluable experience to the program,” Moser said. “To have a spot come open when the season starts is never easy to fill.”
Moser said he chose Sadler because they’ve known each other for over 30 years.
“Doc has an immense knowledge of the game,” he said. “He also brings a tremendous amount of experience from his time spent as head coach in this league and on staff at Iowa State and Kansas.”
Sadler said he’s excited to join the program, which suffered a loss to Sam Houston in its first game of the season.
“I grew up a huge fan of Barry Switzer, Oklahoma football and the athletics department,” he said in a press release. “It is an exciting day for me personally and I cannot wait to go to work.”
Sadler Joins the Sooners 🙌@coachdocsadler has been hired as special advisor to the head coach!
— Oklahoma Basketball (@OU_MBBall) November 17, 2022
Sadler served as the Huskers’ head coach from 2006 to 2012 before being brought back as a special assistant in 2019.
Husker head coach Fred Hoiberg and Sadler parted ways at the end of the 2021-22 season.
On Nov. 24, Sadler and the Sooners will face off against the Huskers at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Nebraska is 2-0 after wins over Maine and UNO. The Huskers are set to take on St. John’s at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.