One day after two of his former schools UNLV and Fresno State played each other last night, I was sad to hear today about the death of Jerry Tarkanian.
As coach of the UNLV Runnin' Rebels which defeated Duke by 30 points in the Finals of the NCAA Tournament in 1990, Tarkanian put my school UNLV on the map. Years after he retired, I once got to meet Tarkanian at Brendan's Pub inside the Orleans. Tarkanian was a true basketball mastermind, I admire the way he stood up and fought for himself against the NCAA, and I am glad he finally got inducted into the Hall of Fame two years ago before he passed away. RIP