Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian hospitalized again in Las Vegas

By Matt Norlander | Staff Writer

Jerry Tarkanian, seen here in March at Fresno State, has been fighting health issues. (USATSI)

Hall of Fame college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is back in the hospital, according to a report from the Associated Press.

The 83-year-old Tarkanian, who made his name at UNLV -- winning a national title there in 1990 -- has been battling health issues in recent years. He spent 11 days last summer in the hospital, needing a pacemaker.

Quoting the coach's son, Danny, the report states Tarkanian is having respiratory issues, in addition to muscle fatigue. Tarkanian is undergoing treatment at Las Vegas' Valley Hospital. It was a year ago when Tarkanian was finally voted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame after years of watching friends and colleagues stump for his inclusion.

Tarkanian won 784 games, including a 509-105 record with the Runnin' Rebels. In October, UNLV honored Tark with a statue outside of the Thomas & Mack Center.

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