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Morning Briefing

December 18, 1987

For What It's Worth: If Nevada Las Vegas Coach Jerry Tarkanian suddenly quit today, he would retire with the best winning percentage of any college basketball coach in history.

With a 5-0 start this season, Tarkanian's record is 478-100, a percentage of .827.

The top 10, with a minimum of 10 seasons: Tarkanian, .8269; Clair Bee, Long Island, .8266; Adolph Rupp, Kentucky, .822; John Wooden, UCLA, .806; Dean Smith, North Carolina, .777; Phog Allen, Kansas, .768; George Keogan, Notre Dame, .767; Jack Ramsay, St. Joseph's of Philadelphia, .765; Frank Keaney, Rhode Island, .765; Vic Bubas, Duke, .761.

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