Monday, February 4, 2013

40 Minutes of Hell

When Nolan Richardson was hired to coach Arkansas' basketball team, he imported a ferocious style of play, the likes of which had not been seen by the school, and which culminated in an NCAA Championship in 1994. Richardson also carried a chip on his shoulder, often decrying the treatment of fellow black coaches, and also frequently polarizing those around him, the ugliness of which reared its head during his firing from the university in 2002. "40 Minutes of Hell" is a an excellent sports profile, which prominently features a more collected Richardson, taking us through his prolific career, from his unprecedented championship run with a much involved then President Clinton, to heartbreaking personal tragedies, and his own fiery personality and the resulting exploits.