The University of Arkansas at Little Rock announced Tuesday, March 27, 2018, they have hired former Razorback All-American and NBA coach, Darrell Walker, to be the next UALR head men’s basketball coach.

Walker will be introduced as the UALR men’s head basketball coach at an official news conference Friday at 9 a.m. at the Jack Stephens Center. Walker reportedly signed a four-year, $275,000 per year contract that runs through March 1, 2022.

Walker recorded a 45-18 record in two seasons as the head coach at Clark Atlanta University. He takes over a UALR squad that has posted a 22-42 record over the last two seasons including going 7-25 last season, the most losses in a single season in program history.

A consensus All-American, Walker played for former Razorback Coach Eddie Sutton from 1980-1983 before being drafted by the New York Knicks as the 12th overall pick in the 1983 draft. He had a 10-year career spending time with the Denver Nuggets, Washington Bullets, Detroit Pistons. The Chicago born Walker also played for the Chicago Bulls where he won an NBA championship in 1993, his final season.

He compiled a 41-90 record as an NBA coach, coaching the Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards. He also coached the WNBA Washington Mystics in 2000.