TARK THE SHARK

Legendary Coach Jerry Tarkanian Dies

Hall of Fame college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian passed away at the age of 84 on Wednesday. Tarkanian led the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to four Final Fours and a national championship in 1990, building a basketball dynasty for the school. Known as Tark the Shark, he had a controversial career and was known for recruiting players from junior colleges and not doing background checks. He often went head-to-head with the NCAA, successfully suing the organization for $2.5 million for trying to run him out of college athletics.