American basketball coach
Jerry Esther Tarkanian (August 8, 1930–February 11, 2015), also known as "Tark the Shark", was an American college basketball coach. Tarkanian was one of the most successful coaches in college basketball history, most notably at UNLV. He was a coach for the San Antonio Spurs from 1992 to 1993.
Tarkanian was born in Euclid, Ohio. On February 11, 2015, Tarkanian died at the age of 84 in Las Vegas, where he had been hospitalized days earlier after "difficulty breathing", aged 84.
- ↑ Timeline of Tarkanian's career through 1995 from Sports Illustrated
- ↑ Carp, Steve (February 11, 2015). "Family reports Jerry Tarkanian has died". Las Vegas Review Journal. Archived from the original on February 11, 2015. Retrieved February 11, 2015.