May 27, 1992 |
A state legislative panel in Las Vegas agreed to investigate the political battle between backers of UNLV President Robert Maxson and former basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian. The 12-member Legislative Commission heard nearly four hours of testimony before voting to conduct an independent investigation into the controversy surrounding the departure of Tarkanian, now coach of the San Antonio Spurs.
March 5, 1992 |
University of Nevada regents have scheduled a closed-door session next Thursday to question Nevada Las Vegas President Robert Maxson about Coach Jerry Tarkanian's resignation. Some regents have called for an official inquiry into the UNLV athletic program. But regent June Whitley says Maxson privately has said he would quit if they ordered an independent probe into Tarkanian's resignation.
December 9, 1992
Brad Rothermel, former UNLV athletic director, says university President Robert Maxson asked him in the fall of 1984 if there was any evidence that could lead to the dismissal of then-basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian. Rothermel, testifying before a legislative committee investigating Tarkanian's resignation last year, said Maxson called him to his office shortly after taking over the presidency of the Las Vegas school in 1984.
February 28, 1996 |
Dave O'Brien, Long Beach State athletic director, will be introduced today as Temple's new athletic director at a morning news conference. O'Brien, who has been in Philadelphia since Sunday night interviewing with Temple officials, told Long Beach President Robert Maxson on Tuesday that he had accepted Temple'soffer. Maxson promoted O'Brien from interim to permanent athletic director in 1991.
April 8, 1993 |
Robert Maxson, president of Nevada Las Vegas, weathered a 6 1/2-hour session with the Board of Regents to discuss his leadership of the school and its beleaguered basketball program. "I'm president of UNLV," he said when the meeting ended. "I can't make any public comment. I'm certainly satisfied with the hearing."
October 20, 1992 |
Robert Maxson, president of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, defended his administration Monday while decrying a "campaign of dirty tricks" he claimed supporters of former basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian waged against the school. Maxson, appearing in front of a legislative subcommittee in Las Vegas investigating events surrounding Tarkanian's resignation, criticized those who have questioned his credibility and blamed them for trying to sabotage the university.