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Posted: Monday May 14, 2012 1:16PM ; Updated: Monday May 14, 2012 1:51PM

Nolan Richardson III, son of ex-Ark. coach, dies

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Nolan Richardson III was found dead in his home in Tulsa. He was 47 years old

Officer Jason Willingham says Richardson's death was likely due to natural causes

Richardson served as head coach at Tennessee State, after a stint at Arkansas

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The son of former Arkansas and Tulsa coach Nolan Richardson was found dead in his home.
The son of former Arkansas and Tulsa coach Nolan Richardson was found dead in his home.
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Police in Tulsa, Okla., say Nolan Richardson III - the son of former Arkansas and Tulsa basketball coach Nolan Richardson - has been found dead in his home.

Officer Jason Willingham said Monday that Richardson III's wife found her husband dead in a chair in their Tulsa home about 3 p.m. Sunday. A cause of death was not immediately released but Willingham said the 47-year-old's death appears to be due to natural causes.

Richardson III was known as "Notes" and served as an assistant to his father at Arkansas and later as head coach at Tennessee State.

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