“A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life.”
-John Wooden, Former UCLA Basketball Coach
Many of the players Coach Richardson impacted were on hand to celebrate the naming of the Nolan Richardson Basketball Court at the University of Arkansas last weekend. Next Level Thinking’s Founder, Eric Poerschke, played under Richardson his junior and senior years at Arkansas.
Congratulations Coach Richardson!
Nolan Richardson Jr. (born December 27, 1941) is a former American basketball head coach best known for his tenure at the University of Arkansas, where he won the 1994 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament. Elected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014, Richardson coached teams to winning a Division I Basketball National Championship, an NIT championship, and a Junior College National Championship, making him the only coach to win all three championships. During his 22 seasons of coaching in NCAA Division I, Richardson made a post-season tournament appearance 20 times. Click here to read more about Coach Nolan Richardson, Junior.