Nolan Richardson Parade of Lights Grand Marshal

Nolan Richardson, recently-named head coach for Tulsa’s new WNBA basketball team, is named grand marshal for this year’s PSO Parade of Lights.
The annual downtown holiday parade takes place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12.
Richardson served five seasons as the head basketball coach at the University of Tulsa, where his teams won an NIT championship and made three NCAA tournament appearances. He later coached the Arkansas Razorbacks to an NCAA tournament title.
Richardson joins a growing list of celebrities with local ties who have served as grand marshal for the Parade of Lights. Recent grand marshals include Broadway star Sam Harris (Sand Springs), Miss Americas Jennifer Berry (Jenks) and Lauren Nelson (Lawton) and “American Idol” contestant Alaina Whitaker (Tulsa).
This year’s parade route will be slightly longer than it’s been in the past. It will begin at its usual location of Seventh Street and Cincinnati Avenue and travel north on Cincinnati to Fourth Street. It will then go west on Fourth Street to Boston Avenue, where it will turn back north to Third Street. The route will continue west along Third Street to Denver Avenue, where it will turn south and travel along Denver to Eighth Street. There, the parade will turn back to the east and travel to Boulder, where it ends.

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