Nebraska's Sadler to hire new crew of assistants
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska's new basketball coach, Doc Sadler, will start over with a new crew, which means Nebraska's three assistants, none of whom had contracts, will be looking for work.
"I knew when they were going to hire a guy from another school that it was very unlikely any of us were going to have jobs," said Doug Novsek, who was a four-year assistant under former coach Barry Collier. "You kind of know the drill."
But athletic director Steve Pederson has said because of the timing of Collier's departure, all three assistants will be "taken care of" financially.
Sadler was introduced as the Cornhuskers' head coach at a Tuesday news conference, one week after Collier resigned to become athletic director at Butler University. Sadler comes to Nebraska from Texas-El Paso, where he had a 48-18 record with two postseason tournament appearances in two seasons.
Current UTEP assistants Randall Dickey and Tony Benford have already interviewed for the Miners' vacant head coach position.
Sadler has voiced support of Dickey and Benford, meaning one or both are likely to be offered jobs in Nebraska if they aren't named Sadler's successor.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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