Nolan Richardson Jr. is a former collegiate basketball head coach. He began coaching collegiatley at Western Texas Junior College for three seasons, posting a record there of 101-13. After that, he went on to coach Tulsa, winning the 1981 NIT.
After Tulsa, he would go on to make history at Arkansas. Richardson is best known for his tenure at the University of Arkansas, where he won the 1994 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and led the Razorbacks to three Final Fours. Richardson coached teams to winning a Division I Basketball National Championship, an NIT championship, and a Junior College National Championship, making him one of the only coaches to win all three championships. During his 22 seasons of coaching in NCAA Division I, Richardson made a post-season tournament appearance 20 times.
Richardson was elected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014. Arkansas would eventually name their court after Richardson, in 2019.