UNLV News Center

  • Feb. 11, 2015
    The legendary coach brought the Runnin’ Rebels to national prominence and ignited enthusiasm throughout the community. He died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015.

  • June 25, 2013
    Like many a coach, Jerry Tarkanian had some quirks in his gameday routine. The UNLV Alumni Association is capturing a couple of them in a bronze statue to be installed this fall.

  • May 1, 2013
    The former Runnin' Rebel coach will be honored with a statue on campus and scholarship program in his name.

  • Nov. 12, 2010
    Congratulations to Jerry Tarkanian, the newest member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

  • Aug. 8, 2005
    Thomas & Mack Center Court to Be Named for Pioneer Architect of the Runnin’ Rebels Tradition


  • Sept. 3, 2013
    Jerry Tarkanian is being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame for his innovative style, his transformative program at UNLV and his overall dominance for long stretches of his wildly successful career.

  • Sept. 3, 2013
    The good, the bad, the ugly ... here's a look at 10 defining moments in the career of Jerry Tarkanian.

  • Sept. 3, 2013
    As part of our Hall of Fame week celebrations, I'm ranking the 10 best players of Jerry Tarkanian's coaching career. (Check back during the week for other similar lists.) As you might expect, most of them played for Tark at UNLV. But one did not.

  • Sept. 3, 2013
    Jerry Tarkanian’s coaching tenure was filled with both bliss and controversy. But the drama doesn’t outweigh the facts about his decorated coaching career, including a prestigious reign at UNLV. He led the Runnin’ Rebels to four Final Fours and the 1990 national title. He also took three different schools to the NCAA tournament.

Las Vegas Sun

  • Sept. 8, 2013
    Jerry Tarkanian arrived today at the steps leading into Symphony Hall with the help of a rolling walker for his long-overdue induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Las Vegas Review Journal

  • Sept. 7, 2013
    When Jerry Tarkanian’s family arrived today at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, one of the former UNLV basketball coach’s many grandchildren in attendance had a suggestion.