After a brief stint away from coaching, former Razorback and NBA champion Darrell Walker has been named head coach at Atlanta Clark University (DII).
Walker has plenty of coaching experience for the job, although his record on the professional level as a head coach has been less than stellar. From 2004-14 he served as an assistant coach with New Orleans/Oklahoma City, Detroit and, most recently, with the Knicks, respectively.
He was selected by the Knicks as the No. 12 pick in the 1983 NBA Draft after becoming an All-American under legendary head coach Eddie Sutton. His professional playing career lasted 10 seasons and capped it as a member of the world champion 1992-93 Chicago Bulls, who were pretty good.
But perhaps one of his most shining moments came when, 33 years after enrolling, he graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2012 with a good friend of the site, Ryan Higgins. In the sentence above is a neat little video of Sutton and Walker discussing their time together in Fayetteville.
Walker was introduced in a very cool fashion this morning, too.