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Nolan Richardson selected for Basketball Hall of Fame

Marc J. Spears
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Feb 2, 2013; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks former head coach Nolan Richardson smiles during a half time presentation at a game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Bud Walton Arena. Arkansas defeated Tennessee 73-60. (Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports)

Former University of Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson will be inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the 2014 class, a source told Yahoo Sports.

Richardson, 72, led Arkansas to the 1994 NCAA national championship and to three Final Four appearances (1990, '94 and '95). He is the winningest coach in Razorbacks history, compiling a 390-170 record over 17 seasons while using a pressure defense that earned the nickname "40 Minutes of Hell." Richardson also led Tulsa to a 1981 NIT championship and Western Texas College to a 1980 national junior college championship.

Richardson is a member of the College Basketball Hall of Fame. He also coached the WNBA Tulsa Shock and national teams for Panama and Mexico.

Richardson is in North Texas for Final Four weekend and will be attending Monday's Hall of Fame announcement.

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