Fayetteville, AR: Just a few short days after relieving Mike Anderson of his head coaching duties the University of Arkansas has reached a contract agreement to make former player, Corliss Williamson, the new head coach of the Razorbacks.
Williamson is a long time hero for Razorback fans. He was the MOP on the 1994 national championship team. Williamson had a 12-year NBA career and began coaching in 2007 after he retired from the NBA. Most recently he was with the Phoenix Suns as an assistant coach.
With the buyout that the University and the Razorback Foundation had to pay with Bret Bielema on top of the buyout for Mike Anderson, the University was strapped for money so they decided to go an economical route and bring in a HomeTown hero. Williamson will be a fan favorite and surely Arkansas fans will cherish what he has done at the University. Howard johnny-on-the-spot reporter, Richie Sooker, is in Fayetteville and tells us that Williamson has been signed to a 10-year contract worth approximately 9 million dollars.
There has been no official announcement from the University. This story will be updated as more information is available.