Nolan Richardson on board with Tulsa's WNBA effort

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Nolan Richardson will coach Tulsa's WNBA team - if there is one.

Richardson will be introduced Tuesday as the prospective franchise's coach, the investors backing the effort say. Richardson, who won the 1994 NCAA championship at Arkansas, was fired by the Razorbacks in 2002. He later coached national teams from Panama and Mexico.

Before joining the Razorbacks, Richardson coached at the University of Tulsa.

The Tulsa World first reported the announcement. The investors' news release says a final decision on whether Tulsa will get a franchise is expected next month.

Richardson did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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