Richardson Goes Rollin' Into The Hall Of Fame

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Former Arkansas head coach Nolan Richardson went into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday night the same way he coached - in an entertaining fashion.

Nolan Richardson's journey from the poor Segundo Barrio neighborhood to championship coach at Arkansas and now, a hall of famer, is complete. Richardson was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Friday in Springfield, Mass., a time he called a night of thank yous. Richardson's speech touched on just about all parts of his life, from being the only African-American student at Bowie High School, to the death of his 15-year-old daughter Yvonne, and the importance of teamwork on and off the court. "I’ve always believed that you have to have a team to reach a dream," Richardson said during his speech. "I’m talking about a team that raised Nolan Sam Richardson. I’m talking my teachers, my coaches, junior high, high school, my college, junior college. I also played for the legendary Don Haskins, who had a lot to do with how I approached the game." When Haskins and his family first arrived at Texas Western College (now UTEP), Richardson helped the family move into...

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