December 2, 1992 |
Jerry Tarkanian, coach of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs, filed suit in Nevada state court, charging anew that the NCAA conspired to drive him from college coaching. The state lawsuit mirrors one that Tarkanian, the former basketball coach at Nevada Las Vegas, filed in U.S. District Court last December. That federal suit was filed when the NCAA sought to overturn a Nevada law requiring that the NCAA be forced to provide due process in any disciplinary actions within the state. Last June, U.S.
December 24, 1988
Scott Ostler (Dec. 13) didn't learn that the Shark (Jerry Tarkanian) had a heart of gold from talking with coaches who worked with him and against him in Southern California. JOHN P. TAYLOR Laguna Hills
October 4, 1990
Jerry Tarkanian of Nevada Las Vegas said he would step down from coaching during the postseason tournament next spring and give up any personal revenue derived from the playoffs if the NCAA reverses itself and allows the Rebels to defend their national title. Tarkanian said he made the decision July 23, three days after the NCAA handed down its penalty barring the defending national champions from postseason play in 1991.
March 26, 1987
The morning after Nevada Las Vegas opened the season with a victory over Arizona, Jerry Tarkanian was awakened by an early phone call. According to John Feinstein of the Washington Post, the caller yelled, "To hell with Lute Olson!" Olson is the Arizona coach. Tarkanian was confused. "What?" he said. "To hell with Lute Olson!" the caller yelled again before dissolving in laughter. "Tark, I stayed up late just to hear that score. I'm so damn glad you won that game I can't tell you."
August 4, 1990
What do you have when you mix lawyers with a prehistoric philosophy? NCAA sanctions. The penalties the NCAA handed UNLV are appalling. The NCAA committee should be sanctioned for misconduct. ANDY FROMM Westchester
March 29, 1990
Jerry Tarkanian's 13-year court battle with the NCAA officially ended Wednesday with an agreement preventing the organization from seeking a two-year suspension of the Nevada Las Vegas basketball coach. The agreement provides for Tarkanian to pay the NCAA $21,004.33 in attorney fees accrued at the Supreme Court level and to assume his own legal fees of nearly $350,000 stemming from the lengthy court battle.
May 2, 1990 |
UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian says a report that he plans to meet with Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling about his team's vacant coaching job a "makes me sick." Tarkanian denied a story in the Los Angeles Times that he had discussed the job with Sterling and would fly to Los Angeles on Thursday to discuss it further. The Runnin' Rebel coach said he had spoken with Sterling about other coaches but not about taking the job himself. "I've talked to them on occasion," Tarkanian said.
January 6, 1999 |
Jerry Tarkanian ushered in the New Year with his 700th career victory and resolved to retire before piling up a hundred more. "I couldn't remember when my 600th win was. I will remember this one and I can guarantee you, you won't see 800," Tarkanian said after Fresno State defeated No. 15 New Mexico, 86-80. Tarkanian, in his fourth season at Fresno, will remember Monday night's game for more than one reason.
September 20, 1990 |
Jerry Tarkanian, Nevada Las Vegas basketball coach, will return to the Antelope Valley today for a visit, more than three decades after he coached the 1958 Antelope Valley High basketball team to a 4-9 record. It was his only season at the school and his only losing season as a coach, but now he has plenty of reasons to return. Antelope Valley College, the local junior college, has been nicknamed UNAV because of its ties to Tarkanian and the UNLV basketball program.