March 8, 1992 |
University of Nevada-Las Vegas basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian said Saturday that he "conferred" with Assembly Speaker Willie Brown about problems he might encounter in landing the head coaching job at San Diego State University. But the outspoken coach said he was unaware that the powerful politician had actually called SDSU on his behalf to urge that he be hired.
March 7, 1992 |
In a highly unusual move, Assembly Speaker Willie Brown personally lobbied San Diego State University to hire Jerry Tarkanian, the controversial University of Nevada-Las Vegas basketball coach who has been dogged by charges of NCAA rules violations. Jimmy Lewis, Brown's spokesman in Sacramento, said late Friday that the powerful politician made his wishes about Tarkanian known in a phone call to the San Diego school. "He did make a call to San Diego State, recommending that they consider Mr.
February 10, 2001 |
It was checkout time. Jerry Tarkanian was ticked and tired, ready to toss in that towel he used to gnaw on. It was Jan. 4, 2000, at Logan, after a 17-point loss to Utah State. It was the night Tarkanian, the Fresno State coach, mentally walked away from basketball. Danny, Tark's son and a Bulldog assistant coach, was supposed to leave from Logan on a recruiting trip. Jerry told Danny, "Don't even go. This is my last year. If I could quit now, I'd quit, but I'd be too embarrassed."
July 20, 1990 |
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas was barred by the NCAA today from defending its men's basketball title, making it the second champion ever--and the second in three years--to be denied the right to defend. The penalty involved violations originally detailed by the NCAA in 1977 that started a 13-year battle with UNLV Coach Jerry Tarkanian that finally ended up in the Supreme Court.
March 18, 1992 |
San Diego State will end a month of speculation today by naming UCLA assistant Tony Fuller as the new Aztec basketball coach, sources said Tuesday night. The announcement will put an official end to the candidacy of former Nevada Las Vegas Coach Jerry Tarkanian, whose name provoked more interest this winter than the SDSU basketball team ever did. Fuller, 33, will become the 14th basketball coach in SDSU history and succeed Jim Brandenburg, who was fired Feb. 11.
December 13, 1992 |
In a town noted for last stands, is Jerry Tarkanian making his? It's beginning to look that way, a little more than a month into his first season as a coach in the NBA. Remember the Alamo? Hey, pretty soon it might be, "Remember Tark?" Right now, Tarkanian is wondering how he got into this in the first place. "If I had a hobby, I wouldn't be here today," he said. "Fishing, tennis, golf . . . God, I hate golf."