Report: Richardson No Longer a Candidate for ASU Job

JONESBORO, AR - A report by the Little Rock-based Stephens Media Group this afternoon indicates that former Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson is no longer a candidate for the vacant men's head basketball coaching position at Arkansas State University.

Richardson's name has been connected to the ASU job since not long after Dickey Nutt resigned from the position on February 19.  He has had several conversations with ASU officials and was in Jonesboro on at least one occasion last week.

According to the Stephens report, Richardson said in a telephone interview, "I am no longer involved with the job.  It just didn't fit for me.  We couldn't agree on several things, not just one."

Richardson, 66, said he informed ASU officials of his decision this morning.

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ASU-Jonesboro Chancellor Dr. Robert Potts confirmed Richardson's remarks for Region 8 News this afternoon.  "We have mutually agreed to focus on other candidates, and he will be focusing on other schools," said Potts.

(KAIT Sports Director Glenn Marini contributed to this report.)