Plans for Jerry Tarkanian statue expected to be revealed
Plans to erect a statue of Jerry Tarkanian are expected to be announced todayPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A big announcement is expected Wednesday from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and it's one that Runnin' Rebels fans are really going to like.
Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian's name is well-known in the Las Vegas community.
University officials are expected to reveal plans to erect a statue of the former UNLV men's basketball coach in front of the Thomas & Mack Center.
Specifics about the proposal are expected to be revealed later today during an official announcement.
This is all part of the Jerry Tarkanian Legacy Project, which will also reportedly include a scholarship fund.
Tarkanian coached the Runnin' Rebels from 1973 to 1992.
Under his guidance, UNLV made four appearances in the Final Four and won the NCAA championship in 1999.
Tarkanian was selected last month to be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
Even with all of his successes, Tarkanian's career has not been without controversy.
The NCAA looked into allegations of possible cheating during his career but ended up settling with Tarkanian for millions.