Fred Hoiberg adds new assistant to Nebraska staff
Nebraska head coach Fred Hoiberg has added a new assistant to his staff.
Tuesday, the school announced the hiring of Nate Loenser, who will be joining Hoiberg in Lincoln. He will be a full-time assistant coach with the program and Doc Sadler will be move to special assistant to the head coach.
“This is the third time I had a chance to add Nate to my staff and believe that he is the best player development guy I have worked with,” Hoiberg said in a statement. “He was a valuable member of our staff that won a pair of Big 12 Tournament titles in Ames. In Chicago, he did a remarkable job with our G League team in its first season, as we had more than a dozen players recalled or sign with other NBA teams. He has earned the respect of players around the league because of his ability to relate with players, and to help them reach their goals. We are pleased to welcome Nate and his family to Lincoln.”
Loenser has been on Hoiberg’s staff at the college level and in the NBA. The two worked together at Iowa State (2013-15) and with the Chicago Bulls (2015-18). Loenser spent a total of five years with the Bulls, also working on Jim Boylen’s staff.
Between his time on Hoiberg’s staff at Iowa State and in Chicago, Loenser was the head coach of the Windy City Bulls, a D-League team.
Nebraska is coming off a 7-20 season in Hoiberg’s second year at the helm.