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Jerry Tarkanian, ‘the greatest Rebel of all time,’ remembered for loyalty during UNLV tribute

Steve Marcus

Lois Tarkanian, center, listens to former NBA player Chris Herren speak about her late husband during a tribute to celebrate the life of former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian at the Thomas & Mack Center Sunday, March 1, 2015. With Lois Tarkanian are her daughters Pamela Tarkanian, left, and Jodie Diamant. Jerry Tarkanian died died Feb. 11 at age 84.

Jerry Tarkanian, ‘the greatest Rebel of all time,’ remembered for loyalty during UNLV tribute
Sports: Former players, friends and family share memories of iconic coach and what made him special
Sun, Mar 1, 2015 (6:18 p.m.)
Chris Herren had lost his basketball scholarship from Boston College for drug use and didn’t know what was next in his career. Then, he got a call from Jerry Tarkanian that saved his life. Herren gave a powerful speech today at the Thomas & Mack Center during a tribute to celebrate the legendary UNLV coach’s life. ...
UNLV guard Patrick McCaw shoots a jumper against Wyoming on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.
McCaw finds his happy place while leading UNLV to win against Wyoming
Rebels Basketball:
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Some guys play better when they’re angry. Take trash-talking freshmen Goodluck Okonoboh and Dwayne Morgan, for instance ...
UNLV guard Patrick McCaw shoots a jumper against Wyoming on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.
Blog: McCaw leads Rebels, who close well in 69-57 win against Wyoming
UNLV basketball:
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Pat McCaw's banked-in 3-pointer capped a 10-0 run that helped UNLV run away for good with a 69-57 victory tonight against Wyoming at the Thomas & Mack Center ...
UNLV basketball team head coach Dave Rice and others direct players as they take on Boise State on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.
Rice not ruling out lesser postseason tournaments for UNLV this season
Rebels basketball: The Rebels play their second-to-last home game Saturday at 5 p.m. against Wyoming, which has Larry Nance back
Friday, February 27, 2015
Dave Rice is in a new position this year, because at the end of February all three of his previous teams had something more to play for. The first two earned at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament, and ...
Wyoming's Larry Nance Jr. (22) is passed by Fresno State's Cezar Guerrero, center, in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fresno, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015.
Bern’s-Eye View: Forecasting Mountain West Basketball Week 16
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
We’ve got a week and a half left in the regular season and there are two races worth watching. The first, of course, is at the top, where San Diego State and Boise State will battle Saturday evening in what could be the de facto conference championship game.
UNLV coach Dave Rice reacts to a foul during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Utah State, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Logan, Utah.
Rebels are dominated after halftime in 18-point loss at Utah State
UNLV Basketball: UNLV's transition defense and hurried offense not enough as Aggies pull away for 83-65 victory at the Spectrum
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The ending was different because for the first time this season a Mountain West game really got away from UNLV, but the event that triggered it was so familiar you could practically recite it ...
Utah State's Preston Medlin lines up to shoot over UNLV's Kevin Olekaibe and Christian Wood (5) during an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Logan, Utah.
Blog: Rebels fall apart after halftime as Utah State runs away for 83-65 win
UNLV Basketball:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The Aggies were the better team to start the second half and it never really changed as Utah State turned a three-point halftime deficit into a 83-65 victory against UNLV tonight at the Spectrum.
Utah State forward David Collette (13) is covered by UNLV forward Christian Wood (5) as he reaches for a pass during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.
Post battle the one to watch as UNLV looks for sweep at Utah State
Rebels basketball:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
David Collette’s final play at the Thomas & Mack Center was a memorable one. Utah State’s freshman forward forgot the game was tied and ...
Danny Tarkanian eulogizes his father, Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, during services Monday at Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic Church. The younger Tarkanian paid homage to his father, calling him “the greatest coach in the history of college basketball.”
The ‘greatest coach’ and ‘best father’ there ever was
Where I Stand:
Sunday, February 22, 2015
I believe I can provide a unique perspective on Jerry Tarkanian. I was his ball boy, his player, his assistant coach and his attorney, but most importantly I am his son, and …
UNLV head coach Dave Rice calls a play during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against New Mexico on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Albuquerque.
Rice hits milestone in one of UNLV’s most complete games of the season
Rebels Basketball:
Saturday, February 21, 2015
If Dave Rice received a technical foul every time he was several feet out on the court yelling at a ref, the UNLV coach would have been kicked out of several games already. But for whatever reason, most likely that his counterpart earned one less than 30 seconds earlier, this on-court rant with 12:54 left in the second half of a close game was enough for Randy McCall’s crew to issue Rice his first career technical.
UNLV guard Patrick McCaw dribbles past New Mexico's Xavier Adams during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Albuquerque.
Blog: UNLV fends off New Mexico’s rallies for 76-68 road victory
UNLV Basketball:
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Pat McCaw poured in a career-high 22 points and UNLV never trailed in the second half while fending off New Mexico for a 76-68 victory today at The Pit.
UNLV forward Christian Wood (5) confers with UNLV forward Goodluck Okonoboh (11) as they battle Boise State on Wednesday, February, 18. 2015. L.E. Baskow
Take 5: Rebels fighting to stay above .500 for the season
UNLV basketball:
Friday, February 20, 2015
Since its first season starting in 1958, UNLV has only finished with a below-.500 record three times, and since the start of the Mountain West in 1999 the Rebels have never finished lower than fifth. Both of those could change in the next two weeks.
Canyon Springs HS: Back: D'Angelo Brown, Jordan Davis, Kajuan Casey, Front: Maurice Hunter, Gregory Banks
Canyon Springs upsets Las Vegas in Sunrise semifinals to give coach Freddie Banks win for Tark
High School Basketball:
Thursday, February 19, 2015
The Canyon Springs High team trailed by seven points less than 30 seconds into today’s Sunrise Regional semifinals against Las Vegas. Canyon Springs coach Freddie Banks quickly called ...
A trainer places towels on the 1990 NCAA championship team chair along the UNLV basketball team bench in honor of coach Jerry Tarkanian before tipoff against Boise State, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.
On night dedicated to Tarkanian, Rebels come up short once again
UNLV basketball:
Thursday, February 19, 2015
The particulars change, and with them the postgame explanations. What remains constant for UNLV during Mountain West play, with few exceptions, is the result, and not even a night dedicated to the late Jerry Tarkanian could change that.
The Las Vegas Strip is shown in a combination photo before and after casino lights are dimmed in honor of legendary UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Tarkanian died Feb.11 at age 84.
Tarkanian gets tribute only Las Vegas could swing
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
It's a tribute that gained steam via a social media campaign and one the destination has only made for several other people and on a few occasions. A darkened Strip has ...