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Darrell Walker        

Head Men's Basketball Coach at University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Former NBA Head Coach and Player

Darrell Walker is a college basketball coach and retired professional player. He is the head men's coach at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Walker played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 10 seasons, winning a championship with the Chicago Bulls in 1993.

Prior to coming to Little Rock, Walker spent two seasons as the head coach at Clark Atlanta University, compiling an overall record of 45-18 and leading the Panthers to back-to-back NCAA Division II tournament appearances. His time in Atlanta marked Walker’s first collegiate coaching experience following 20 years of coaching professionally. Walker served as the head coach of the Toronto Raptors from 1996-98 and the Washington Wizards in 2000, tallying 56 career victories at the NBA level.

Walker also spent time as the head coach of the Rockford Lightning of the Continental Basketball Association and the Washington Mystics of the Women's National Basketball Association. He also served as an assistant coach in the NBA for the Toronto Raptors, New Orleans Hornets, Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks.

A native of Chicago, Walker played one season at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith before spending three seasons at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where he earned his degree in human resources. He was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2003 and was enshrined into the University of Arkansas Hall of Honor in 2008. He and his wife Lisa, a former All-American sprinter at Arkansas, hold a unique distinction as the only husband-wife tandem inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame.

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