LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Walter Roese is leaving his job as a San Diego assistant to join the men's basketball staff at Nebraska. That word tonight from Cornhuskers coach Doc Sadler.
Roese replaces Tony Benford, who accepted an assistant's job at
Sadler said he plans to tap into Roese's connections in the
international basketball community. Sadler has signed players from
China and Germany in his two seasons at Nebraska.
Roese is a native of Brazil who is fluent in three languages. He
coached the Brazilian Junior National team and the Brazilian squad
for the 2007 World University Games.
He coached two years at Brigham Young before Bill Grier hired
him at San Diego. In his one season under Grier, the Toreros won
the West Coast Conference title and made it to the second round of
the NCAA tournament.