News of the death of coaching legend Jerry Tarkanian broke on Wednesday morning, and since the tributes have been rolling in:
Coach Tark, my father, the greatest man I have ever known, passed today, to take his place in heaven. I will miss him every day of my life.
— Danny Tarkanian (@DannyTarkanian) February 11, 2015
Coach Tark was a difference maker to all of us. Life changer. Legend. RIP, Coach Tark. #UnlvFamily
— Dave Rice (@CoachDaveRice) February 11, 2015
RIP Coach Tark. Thanks for all you did for Long Beach St basketball.
— Coach Dan Monson (@CoachDMonson) February 11, 2015
Today we lost a Long Beach State legend with the passing of Hall of Fame Coach Jerry Tarkanian. Thoughts go out from the entire Beach family
— LBSU Athletics (@LBSUAthletics) February 11, 2015
Fresno State mourns the passing of basketball legend Jerry Tarkanian. pic.twitter.com/b0e1rvWP8f
— FresnoState Bulldogs (@FSAthletics) February 11, 2015
HOF coach & great friend Jerry Tarkanian has passed away. We've lost two icons in the same week. Sad week for all who love this great game.
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) February 11, 2015
Tark's title team with Greg Anthony, Anderson Hunt, Stacey Augmon & Larry Johnson pic.twitter.com/mdXcgKyF2W
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 11, 2015
— Sports Photos (@sportsphotos) February 11, 2015
Was UNLV fan as a kid, lucky to befriend Jerry Tarkanian as an adult. Loved anti-establishment way and role in integration. Made game fun
— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) February 11, 2015
My thoughts, prayers to the family of Jerry Tarkanian. I spent 4 years covering Tark every day in Fresno and will fondly cherish that time.
— Andy Katz (@ESPNAndyKatz) February 11, 2015
Larry Johnson talked about Jerry Tarkanian all the time. Years later, I finally met Tark and he nearly cried when he spoke about Larry.
— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) February 11, 2015
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R.I.P Coach Tark. You made us all fall in love with UNLV. Hopefully heaven has your towel waiting for you. pic.twitter.com/2fT0phM11M
— Donyell Marshall (@Dmarsh42) February 11, 2015
RIP 2 the great Jerry Tarkanian. I've had the pleasure of meeting you many times and you've changed the lives of many, including my father.
— Chase Jeter (@chasejeter04) February 11, 2015