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Jerry Tarkanian

  1. Former UNLV head coach Jerry Tarkanian in the hospital

    Apr 10, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    Boise State v UNLV

    The legendary coach has been in poor health in recent years.

  2. Jerry Tarkanian to be honored by Fresno State on New Year’s Day

    Dec 10, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT

    Jerry Tarkanian, Bill Walton

    The honors are continuing to roll in for Jerry Tarkanian, the former national champion coach who amassed more than 700 victories (more if you include junior colleges) in his 30-year coaching career at Long Beach State, UNLV and Fresno State The latest recognition comes from the school he played his collegiate ball for (1954-1955) and…

  3. UNLV unveils statue honoring former coach Jerry Tarkanian (VIDEO)

    Oct 30, 2013, 8:59 PM EDT

    Sam Morris/Las Vegas Sun

    The day that UNLV fans have been waiting for finally arrived, as on Wednesday the school unveiled the bronze statue built in honor for Jerry Tarkanian, one of the most successful coaches in basketball history. In 19 seasons at UNLV, “Tark the Shark” won 509 games and led the Runnin’ Rebels to their lone national…

  4. Jerry Tarkanian’s Hall of Fame Induction speech (VIDEO)

    Sep 9, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT

    Jerry Tarkanian, Bill Walton

    Jerry Tarkanian, who guided UNLV to the 1990 NCAA title, was one of a dozen new members inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this weekend in Springfield, Mass. Tarkanian is currently 83 years old, and unfortunately his health has been declining, which limited his Hall of Fame enshrinement weekend. During Saturday afternoon’s…

  5. UNLV reveals design of statue honoring Jerry Tarkanian

    May 1, 2013, 8:11 PM EDT

    Sam Morris/Las Vegas Sun

    On Wednesday UNLV unveiled the design of the statue being built in honor of the school’s winningest head coach, Jerry Tarkanian, and it will include “Tark the Shark’s” famous towel. The bronze statue, which is expected to be finished by July and unveiled outside of the Thomas & Mack Center shortly thereafter, will be approximately…

  6. Legendary UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian celebrates 82nd birthday Wednesday

    Aug 8, 2012, 11:46 AM EDT

    Jerry Tarkanian

    Born Aug. 8, 1930, legendary coach Jerry Tarkanian celebrates his 82nd birthday Wednesday, now a decade removed from his last job at a Division I school. Tarkanian, most recognizable for his time with UNLV’s famed “Runnin’ Rebel” teams of the late 1980s and early 1990s, went to four Final Fours and won a national championship…

  7. Who didn't love watching '91 UNLV?

    Sep 7, 2010, 8:41 PM EDT

    So sick of “The Most Interesting Man in the World” ads. Given that “interesting” is meant to be synonymous with “cool” it fails after the second viewing. The guy’s a dolt.That’s why certain labels are problematic for lists. Thankfully, Andy Glockner dodges that issue with his “Most compelling teams since ’91 UNLV.” Simply put, who…

  8. Recruit from a Rolls? Only Tark

    Aug 5, 2010, 6:48 AM EDT

    Few blogs offer up better anecdotes than Shark Bytes, Jerry Tarkanian’s online rambling spot on LasVegasSun.com. The legendary UNLV coach excels at funny, off-kilter stories (this Pac-10 post from 2009 remains one of my faves) that aren’t even always about college hoops. Alas, Tark’s last post was in May. What to do? If you’re me,…

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