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Former UNLV head coach Jerry Tarkanian in the hospital

Apr 10, 2014, 3:00 PM EST

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Jerry Tarkanian has been hospitalized in Las Vegas after dealing with breathing issues while in Dallas for the Final Four, according to a report from the Las Vegas Sun.

The report says that Tarkanian was tested for pneumonia before the trip and that he attended Kentucky’s practice on Friday, but he began to feel weak prior to Saturday’s Final Four game.

His symptoms didn’t improve when he returned to Vegas, and on Wednesday morning, Tarkanian was hospitalized.

Tarkanian was the head coach at UNLV from 1973-1992 and built the program into a national champion, winning the whole thing in 1990 and making it to the Final Four undefeated in 1991.

  1. El Pollo Loco - Apr 10, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    Hope he gets well soon.

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