Southern Mississippi has hired former Nebraska coach Doc Sadler as its next basketball coach. The school announced the hiring late Wednesday and will have a news conference Thursday afternoon.
Sadler coached the Huskers from 2006 to 2012, leading them to 101 wins and three appearances in the NIT. He was let go and replaced by Tim Miles. Sadler was an assistant at Iowa State last season under Fred Hoiberg as the Cyclones finished with a 28-8 record and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16.
Southern Miss Athletic Director Bill McGillis said in a statement that the Golden Eagles "hired one of the great coaches in America and a perfect match for Southern Miss."
Sadler replaces Donnie Tyndall, who left last week to coach Tennessee.