Chris Mascaro
Thursday April 10th, 2014

Jerry Tarkanian needed to use a walker at a UNLV basketball game in February. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Jerry Tarkanian needed to use a walker at a UNLV basketball game in February. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Jerry Tarkanian, who led UNLV to four Final Fours, including the 1990 NCAA title, was admitted to a Las Vegas hospital on Wednesday night after relatives told the Associated Press he was feeling weak and having trouble breathing.

The 83-year-old remained sedated at the hospital Thursday morning while doctors tried to figure out his ailments, the AP reports.

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Tarkanian was struggling to keep his eyes open when he was taken to Valley Hospital, according to his son Danny, who played for him at UNLV.

Tarkanian appeared at a few UNLV games this past season.

He coached the Runnin' Rebels for 19 seasons, taking them to 12 NCAA tournaments. Inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame last year, Tarkanian won 509 games at UNLV.

He also coached five seasons at Long Beach State, leading the 49ers to a pair of Elite Eights, and seven seasons at Fresno State, his alma mater, with two NCAA tournament appearances. SI WIRE: Wisconsin-Milwaukee banned from 2015 postseason due to academics

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