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Josh Holmberg-USA TODAY Sports
Legendary basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian has passed away at age 84. He had been hospitalized since Monday for a a respiratory ailment and infection.


Tarkanian, known as "Tark the Shark", coached at Long Beach State, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and Fresno State University in his college career with a 729–201 career coaching record (78.4%).

As head coach of UNLV, Tarkanian won the 1990 National championship and went to 4 Final Fours.

He also coached the NBA's San Antonio Spurs for twenty games during the 1992-93 NBA season.



Thoughts and prayers go out to the Tarkanian family.

Filed Under: NCAA Basketball

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hate to hear that...one of the most recognizeable college sports figures I know of...
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Damn it feels good to be a gangsta
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Wow, that sucks. RIP shark!! Some of his UNLV teams were super talented and entertaining to watch.
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