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Richardson Recommended as Tennessee State Men's Basketball Coach

April 21, 2000

Tennessee State University announced that Nolan "Notes"Richardson, III will be recommended for the position of head men's basketball
Nolan Richardson III
Nolan Richardson III
coach, succeeding Frankie Allen who resigned on March 7, 2000. The appointmentis subject to the approval of the Chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents.Richardson had served as an assistant coach at the University of Arkansas since1991.

After the Board of Regents has approved him, Richardson will be formallyintroduced as the new head men's basketball coach at a media gathering nextweek.

Richardson spent the last ten years as part of the Razorback coaching staffunder his father, head coach Nolan Richardson.

A 35-year old native of El Paso,  Texas,  Richardson gainedattention as a sharp-shooting high school standout in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Heaveraged 28 points per game for Washington High School, where he also letteredin baseball.

He enrolled at Tyler (Texas) Junior College, where he was leading the nationin scoring with a 28-point average before suffering a broken ankle. After theinjury, he still finished with an average of 22 points per game.

He transferred to Oklahoma State where he lettered for two seasons. Heaveraged 10 points per game in both campaigns with the Cowboys.

In 1988, Richardson joined the coaching ranks by serving as a studentassistant coach at Langston University, while completing a degree in physicaleducation. Prior to joining the Arkansas staff, Richardson spent two seasons asan assistant coach for the Tulsa Fast Breakers of the Continental BasketballAssociation.

Richardson is married to the former Kim Mayberry. They have three children, adaughter, Erica (16) and two sons Nolan IV (13) and Stefone Ramon (2).

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