Former UNLV head basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian died at the age of 84 on Wednesday. Coaches, players and more react to his death on social media.

By SI Wire
February 11, 2015

Former UNLV head basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian died at the age of 84 on Wednesday. 

Tarkanian coached for 31 years with Long Beach State, UNLV and Fresno State before retiring in 2002. After the news of his death, coaches, players, journalists and more reacted on social media.

SI VAULT: Tark the Shark stays in Vegas

UNLV Athletics:

Fresno State Athletics:

Long Beach State Athletics:

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel:

South Carolina head coach Frank Martin:

UNLV assistant coach Ryan Miller:

Fresno State head coach Rodney Terry:

UNLV head coach Dave Rice:

Kentucky coach John Calipari:

Boston College coach Jim Christian:

Journalist Mark Schlabach:

Journalist Andy Katz:

ESPN analyst Jay Bilas:

Former NBA player Reggie Miller:

Former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson:

City of Las Vegas:

Former NBA player Chris Webber:


RIP Coach.... You inspired many. You believed in kids that the world discarded. The hood will never forget you.

A photo posted by Chris Webber (@iamchriswebber) on


- Molly Geary

You May Like