LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Former Nebraska coach Doc Sadler has been hired as the director of basketball operations at Kansas, making his return to the Big 12 after one season coaching in the Big Ten. Sadler replaces Barry Hinson, who served as Kansas coach Bill Self’s director of basketball operations the past two seasons. Hinson was recently hired to coach Southern Illinois. Self announced Sadler’s hiring in a news release Wednesday. Sadler was fired after finishing 12-16 in his fifth season with the Huskers, and their first season as members of the Big Ten. He spent the previous five years going against the Jayhawks as members of the Big 12, and has a career coaching record of 269-146 in 13 seasons, including a 149-107 in eight seasons at the Division I level.