The University of Arkansas System board voted unanimously to approve a resolution to name the basketball court at Bud Walton Arena after longtime coach Nolan Richardson.
As head coach, Richardson led the Arkansas Razorbacks to a 1994 NCAA Tournament Championship win over Duke. He helped the Hogs reach the Final Four on three separate occasions in the 90s.
Richardson was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014.
The decision comes just days after the University fired Richardson’s longtime assistant coach Mike Anderson, who spent the last eight years as head coach of the men’s basketball team.