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Coach Tarkanian honored with statue at UNLV

Reported by: Kevin West
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Updated: 10/31/2013 2:41 pm
LAS VEGAS -- UNLV commemorates Jerry Tarkanian with a statue unveiling. The Jerry Tarkanian Legacy Project honors the Hall of Fame coach's career and contributions to game of basketball, UNLV and Southern Nevada.

During 19 years at the helm of the Runnin' Rebels (1973-1992), Tarkanian shaped an up-tempo and aggressive style that captivated fans.

Posting a 509-105 (.829) record at UNLV, he took four teams to the NCAA Final Four, winning the national championship in 1990 in a 103-73 runaway over Duke — still the highest margin of victory in tournament championship game history.

A colorful and controversial figure in the sport, Tarkanian is beloved by UNLV fans and is still a prominent figure in the Las Vegas community.



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