The Arkansas Razorbacks play their home basketball games in Bud Walton Arena, named after one of Walmart’s co-founders.
However, if the Arkansas student government is successful, the arena will soon have a name more fitting of the Razorbacks’ basketball legacy.
According to WholeHogSports.com, the student government is proposing naming the arena after legendary coach Nolan Richardson:
“I would say to the students that if they felt I did a job they liked and they want to express their opinion on something such as naming the court after me, there’s no reason for me to not want anything to happen,” Richardson said.
“If it happens, that’s wonderful. If it doesn’t happen, that’s wonderful. I’ve done the job that I thought I had to do, which was to get our program on a level where such a facility could be built.”
With 389 victories, Richardson is the winningest coach in Arkansas men’s basketball history. He also led the Hogs to the 1994 national title.
Whether or not the name change officially happens remains to be seen, but Richardson is certainly worthy of the honor.