Citing that he tried to give Doc Sadler all the tools and resources to be successful, Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osborne announced that it was time to make a coaching change in the men’s basketball program after six seasons
Osborne did not place all of the blame on Sadler. Osborne noted that injuries to key players, a difficult schedule and adjusting to Big Ten play were all factors, but Osborne was also hoping to see some type of momentum, even late in the year.
Sadler just signed a new contract extension before the season, but Osborne did not regret that decision, because he felt stability to the program was good for recruiting, as well as the upgrade of facilities. In the end, there wasn’t enough winning or momentum built to continue in the same direction.
Osborne said he does not have any names in mind as a replacement, but he is looking for someone with integrity, someone who cares about education and the well being of student athletes. One name already being tossed around social chat rooms is former Creighton coach Dana Altman, who is now at Oregon.
AUDIO Tom Osborne’s press conference (18:00)