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Oklahoma Basketball Hires Doc Sadler as Special Advisor

NCAA Basketball: Arkansas at Oklahoma

Porter Moser is just underway in his second year as Oklahoma’s head basketball coach and it appears that he will be bringing in some experienced help going forward.

According to a report from college basketball insider Jon Rothstein on Thursday, Oklahoma head basketball coach Porter Moser will add former head coach Doc Sadler to his staff as a special advisor.

Sadler is an Arkansas native that spent 22 years working as an assistant coach in college basketball before landing his first head coaching gig with the UTEP Miners in 2004. In his first season in El Paso, Sadler led UTEP to a WAC conference tournament championship, a 27-8 record, and an NCAA Tourament appearance.


Sadler spent just two seasons at UTEP before spending time at Nebraska (2006-12) and Southern Miss (2014-19) before resigning in 2019 and moving to Nebraska in an assistant role.

Oklahoma assistant basketball coach Matt Brady suddenly resigned from his position on Moser’s staff around two weeks ago with little to no explanation.

Earlier this week, Moser said that he would likely make some additions to fill the void created by Brady’s departure and Sadler’s addition obviously confirms that statement.

Oklahoma is 2-1 on the year and has won two-straight games after dropping their season opener to Sam Houston State. The Sooners will be back on the court on Friday against South Alabama.

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