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Former Nebraska Coach Doc Sadler Reportedly Lands New Job

General view of Nebraska basketball's Pinnacle Bank Arena.

LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 12: Pinnacle Bank Arena as Western Illinois Leathernecks and Nebraska Cornhuskers play on November 12, 2013 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Veteran college basketball coach Doc Sadler found a new position back in the Big 12.

According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, the former Nebraska head coach will join Porter Moser's Oklahoma staff as a special advisor.

In his first of three head-coaching jobs, Sadler led UTEP to a WAC championship in 2004-05. However, that was the only time he reached the NCAA tournament.

He went 101-89 over six seasons in Nebraska before getting hired by Southern Mississippi in 2014. The Golden Eagles went 62-94 in five seasons despite improving to 20-13 in Sadler's final year.

Sadler returned to Nebraska as an assistant in 2019. 

The 62-year-old adds experience to a Sooners squad that went 19-16 in Moser's first season at the helm. Earlier this month, assistant coach Matt Brady stepped down from a position he accepted in June for personal reasons

Oklahoma, which has started the season 2-1, faces Nebraska next Thursday.