There’s an entire generation of college basketball fans who might not be aware, but Nolan Richardson was an all-time great coach for the Arkansas Razorbacks. As a direct tribute to building a nationally relevant program, the university is going to honor the Hall of Fame coach.
Arkansas athletic director Hunter Yurachek announced that the team’s home court will have Richardson’s name etched on it, naming the actual court after him. The name of the arena will remain the same, but this is something similar that’s been done to pay tribute to other college basketball coaches across the country.
“Today is a historic day for Razorback Athletics and for our state,” Yurachek said. “Coach Nolan Richardson is a college basketball legend and a trailblazer on and off the court. Now each time a University of Arkansas team takes the basketball court at Bud Walton Arena, fans in the venue and throughout the nation will be reminded of Coach Richardson’s many accomplishments and his lasting legacy.”
Nolan Richardson led the Arkansas Razorbacks to an overall record of 389-169, including the school’s 1994 national title.
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