Capel names Goodman director of operations

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel named Bucknell assistant Bryan Goodman as his new director of basketball
operations Monday.

Goodman, a graduate of Choctaw High School, has been an
assistant at Bucknell for the past six seasons.

"It was a wonderful experience and it was tough to leave, but
the opportunity to become a Sooner was really a no-brainer when I
got the call," Goodman said in a statement.

Capel and Goodman developed their relationship when Capel was an
assistant coach for the U.S. team in the World University Games and
Goodman, who was living in Turkey at the time, helped the team by
serving as a liaison.

"Bryan brings a lot to our program, especially with him having
roots in here in Oklahoma," Capel said in a statement. "He is a
very good basketball mind who was an integral part of Bucknell's
recent success."

Goodman played three seasons of basketball at Barat College in
Illinois and started his career there as an assistant coach.

He is the second addition to Oklahoma's coaching staff since
Capel was hired as head coach April 11. Capel hired Mark Cline, his
former assistant at Virginia Commonwealth, on Saturday.