//Obit: Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian Dead At 84

Obit: Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian Dead At 84

2-11-2015

LAS VEGAS — Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian, who built a basketball dynasty at UNLV but was defined more by his decades-long battle with the NCAA, died Wednesday after several years of health issues. He was 84.
Danny Tarkanian announced his father’s death on Twitter.

Coach Tark, my father, the greatest man I have ever known, passed today, to take his place in heaven. I will miss him every day of my life.
— Danny Tarkanian (@DannyTarkanian) February 11, 2015

Tarkanian had been hospitalized since Monday at Valley Hospital Medical Center for a respiratory ailment and infection. He had been rushed to the hospital by ambulance after his blood oxygen fell to dangerous levels.

“He fought and fought and fought,” Danny Tarkanian told The Associated Press

Tarkanian had been hospitalized since Monday at Valley Hospital Medical Center for a respiratory ailment and infection. He had been rushed to the hospital by ambulance after his blood oxygen fell to dangerous levels.

“He fought and fought and fought,” Danny Tarkanian told The Associated Press

Read Full Obituary at ESPN.com

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