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Basketball community mourns, pays tribute to Jerry Tarkanian

UNLV Tarkanian Statue

In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, former UNLV men’s basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian sits next to a statue showing Tarkanian with a towel in his mouth, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, outside the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Tarkanian led UNLV to the 1990 NCAA championship. (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Darrin Bush)


News of the death of coaching legend Jerry Tarkanian broke on Wednesday morning, and since the tributes have been rolling in: