Darrell Walker

Darrell Walker (born March 9, 1961)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Little Rock Trojans
Current conference: Ohio Valley Conference (OVC)
Clark Atlanta record^: 45-18 (.714)
Little Rock record: 61-86 (.415)
Overall record^: 106-104 (.505)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2018-present Little Rock
2016-2018 Clark Atlanta
2012-2014 New York Knicks (asst)
2008-2011 Detroit Pistons (asst)
2004-2008 New Orleans Hornets (asst)
2000-2004 Washington Wizards (DPP)
2000 Washington Wizards (interim HC)
1999-2000 Rockford Lightning
1996-1998 Toronto Raptors
1995-1996 Toronto Raptors (asst)

Darrell Walker Facts

  • Darrell Walker
  • Born March 9, 1961
  • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  • Alma Mater: University of Arkansas (BA, 1983)
  • Played three years at Arkansas under head coach Eddie Sutton; was named second team All-American in 1983
    • Drafted 12th overall in the 1983 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks
    • Played in NY for three years, then had stints in Denver, Washington, Detroit and Chicago (won a NBA title in 1993)
      • Head coaches he played for in the NBA include Hubie Brown, Doug Moe, Wes Unseld, Chuck Daly and Phil Jackson
  • Started coaching in 1995 as an assistant under Brendan Malone in Toronto
    • Took over as head coach a year later, going 41-90 in less than two seasons at the helm
  • Spent time as the head coach of the CBA’s Rockford Lightning before getting “called up” to coach the Washington Wizards for the remaining 38 games of the 1999-2000 season (went 15-23)
  • Was an assistant under a number of NBA head coaches, including Byron Scott, Michael Curry, John Kuester and Mike Woodson
  • Became a head coach in 2016, leading D-II Clark Atlanta for two seasons with an overall record of 45-18
    • Went to the D-II NCAA Tournament in each of his two seasons at CAU
  • Hired in March 2018 to be the new head coach at Little Rock, returning to Arkansas and to Division I

Darrell Walker Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I and Division II levels only