Death of Jerry Tarkanian

August 8, 1930 - February 11, 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada | Age 84

Former UNLV coach dies in Las Vegas
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By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL, The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Strip dimmed its lights late Wednesday night to honor legendary University of Nevada, Las Vegas men's basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian who died Feb. 11 at the age of 84.

The major Las Vegas Strip casino-hotels plus a few off-Strip properties and local casinos dimmed their exteriors for three minutes starting at 10:30 p.m. PST.

The Luxor's heaven-sent beam of light appeared to be the first to...

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