Former NU Coach Sadler Joins KU Basketball Staff

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June 13, 2012

Doc Sadler has been named the director of basketball operations for Kansas men’s basketball, KU head coach Bill Self announced Wednesday.

Sadler replaces Barry Hinson who served in the position for two seasons, four total on the KU staff, before taking over as head coach at Southern Illinois following Kansas’ run to the NCAA Tournament title game in April 2012.

“I am excited to announce that Doc Sadler has accepted the position of director of basketball operations in our program,” Self said. “I’ve known Doc for 25 years and have certainly followed his career. Watching his career at UTEP and seeing and competing against him when he was at Nebraska sold me on his ability for him to come in here and make us better.”

“Very few programs in the country have the experience that our staff will have with Joe (Dooley), Kurtis (Townsend), Norm (Roberts) and now adding Doc into the mix,” Self said. “We lost two great coaches this past year due to staff turnover – Danny (Manning) getting the job at Tulsa and Barry (Hinson) getting the job at Southern Illinois. We replace them with Norm Roberts who is a terrific coach and recruiter and was a head coach at St. John’s for six years and Doc Sadler who has done just about everything and has been a head Division I coach for eight years. I’m excited. My batteries are charged and I know he’s ready to get to work July 1.”

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