Oral Roberts U. hires Sean Sutton as adviser

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Former Oklahoma State coach Sean Sutton will return to basketball as an adviser to his brother, Oral Roberts head coach Scott Sutton.

University President Mark Rutland announced Sean Sutton's appointment Thursday. Athletic director Mike Carter says Rutland had the idea to hire Sutton.

After two turbulent seasons, Sean Sutton resigned under pressure in 2008 as the Oklahoma State men's coach. Earlier this year, he was arrested on drug charges and spent time at a treatment center.

He pleaded guilty to illegally obtaining prescription drugs in August, acknowledging an addiction to painkillers. Rutland says people at Oral Roberts "believe in the process of redemptive grace."

As an adviser, Sutton will not be able to give direct instruction to players.

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