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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.