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Jerry Tarkanian

Jerry Tarkanian (August 8, 1930 – February 11, 2015) was an American basketball coach. He coached college basketball for 31 seasons over five decades at three schools. He spent the majority of his career coaching with the UNLV Runnin' Rebels, leading them four times to the Final Four of the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament, winning the national championship in 1990. Tarkanian revolutionized the college game at UNLV, utilizing a pressing defense to fuel its fast-paced offense. Overall, he won over 700 games in his college coaching career, only twice failing to win 20 games, while never having a losing season. Tarkanian was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013. More about Jerry Tarkanian

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Current items with a signature of Jerry Tarkanian

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thumbnail2001 Fleer Greats of the Game Jerry Tarkanian #36 HOF Autographed UNLV $0.99logo
thumbnail2007 Donruss Elite Extra Edition /144 Jerry Tarkanian #63 Auto Autograph UNLV LV$40.00logo
thumbnail2007 Donruss Elite Jerry Tarkanian Collegiate Autographed Patches #93/250 UNLV$129.00logo
thumbnail?2001 Fleer Greats of the Game Signed Jerry Tarkanian Card #36$28.50logo
thumbnailJERRY TARKANIAN 1992-93 Fleer #208 Auto Autographed Signed HOF Rookie Card PSA$249.99logo
thumbnailJERRY TARKANIAN 1992-93 Sky-Box 262 Auto Autographed Signed HOF Rookie Card PSA$249.99logo
thumbnailJerry Tarkanian Signed 1992 Skybox NBA Trading Card #262 (Rookie)$199.95logo
Tarkanian studied at Pasadena City College and later Fresno State, earning a bachelor's degree while playing basketball. He was a head coach at the high school level before becoming a successful junior college coach at Riverside City College winning three state championships, and returned to Pasadena City College and led them to a state championship. In 1968, he moved to a four-year college at Long Beach State College. Tarkanian established a successful program built on former junior college players, who were typically considered second-rate by other four-year programs. He was also the rare coach who dared to start a predominantly black lineup. He compiled a 122–20 record over five years at Long Beach before moving to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He transformed the small program into a national powerhouse while granting his players the freedom to express themselves. Known for his colorful behavior and affectionately referred to as "Tark the Shark", Tarkanian became a celebrity in Las Vegas. He left the Runnin' Rebels for a brief stint coaching professionally with the San Antonio Spurs in the National Basketball Association (NBA) before finishing his career at his alma mater, Fresno State.

Throughout his career, he battled accusations of rules violations from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with each of his three universities suffering penalties. Tarkanian responded by challenging the organization to also investigate larger and more powerful universities. The NCAA ordered UNLV to suspend him in 1977, but he sued the NCAA and continued coaching while the case was pending. The Supreme Court ruled against him in 1988, but he remained UNLV's coach after a settlement with the NCAA. Tarkanian sued them again in 1992, and the case was settled when he received $2.5 million in 1998. Read even more about Jerry Tarkanian at Wikipedia

Traded items with a signature of Jerry Tarkanian

In total, we tracked 317 items since 01/01/2008. The chart below shows the trade volume over time.

The most expensive item with a signature of Jerry Tarkanian (JERRY TARKANIAN UNLV RUNNIN REBELS 1990 CHAMPS W/COA SIGNED BASKETBALL) was sold in July 2021 for $360.00 while the cheapest item (Jerry Tarkanian Signed Photo COA) found a new owner for $0.01 in June 2017. The month with the most items sold (10) was June 2011 with an average selling price of $4.48 for an autographed item of Jerry Tarkanian. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in November 2012 with $150.00 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $0.99 was January 2018. In average, an autographed item from Jerry Tarkanian is worth $9.99.

Most recently, these items with a signature of Jerry Tarkanian were sold on eBay - click here for more items.

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thumbnail1992-93 Fleer Hand Signed Auto Jerry Tarkanian RC Rookie #208 Spurs Rebels$25.00logo
thumbnail2007 Press Pass Legends JERRY TARKANIAN Autograph Coach UNLV Auto AU$21.51logo
thumbnail2007-08 Press Pass Legends Jerry Tarkanian Red Auto Autograph SGC 9.5/10$89.99logo
thumbnailCollege Basketball's Winningest Coach TARK - Jerry Tarkanian - SIGNED - 1st Edtn$35.00logo
thumbnailDerrick Jones UNLV Basketball Panini Autograph Rookie Card Auto Jerry Tarkanian$14.99logo
thumbnailJerry Tarkanian certified autograph signed auto UNLV Rebels 2007 Press Pass card$9.99logo
thumbnailJERRY TARKANIAN signed autographed 1992 Courtside card #36 UNLV Rebels w/ COA$39.95logo
thumbnailShark Attack Jerry Tarkanian Battle with NCAA & UNLV Don Yaeger 1st Ed. Signed$16.99logo
thumbnailShark Attack: Jerry Tarkanian and His Battle with the NCAA-signed by Both$8.00logo
thumbnailSigned, Shark Attack : Jerry Tarkanian and Don Yaeger, 1st ed., DJ $8.00logo

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Latest News about Jerry Tarkanian

Jerry Tarkanian's Lasting Financial Impact Upon UNLV Basketball Program (03/09/15): Another coaching giant lost. Go to news article

Basketball great Jerry Tarkanian hospitalized with breathing problems (03/09/15): University of Nevada Las Vegas college basketball coaching great Jerry Tarkanian has been hospitalized for the third time in 10 months, suffering from breathing problems and an infection, the Associated Press reported. Go to news article

Las Vegas Strip lights to go dim for Coach Jerry Tarkanian (03/09/15): The lights along the fabled Strip and outside other casinos around this desert gambling mecca will do something Wednesday night they’ve done only a handful of times in the last few generations. Go to news article

Jerry Tarkanian always liked a good fight, as NCAA learned the hard way (03/09/15): There was a time when you might have thought Jerry Tarkanian could not live long enough to get his justice and due. Go to news article

Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian hospitalized with breathing trouble (03/09/15): LAS VEGAS -- Family members say Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is hospitalized in Las Vegas with breathing trouble and some type of infection.

Older News Stories about Jerry Tarkanian

Jerry Tarkanian's Lasting Financial Impact Upon UNLV Basketball Program (03/2015): Another coaching giant lost. Go to news article

Jerry Tarkanian gets a tribute that only Las Vegas could swing (02/2015): The Las Vegas Strip is set to dim arguably its most famous feature - those ever-present lights - to honor legendary University of Nevada, Las Vegas men's basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian who died Feb. 11 at the age of 84. Go to news article

Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian home from hospital (11/2014): Family members say Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is home after several days at a Las Vegas hospital for treatment of pneumonia. Son Danny Tarkanian said Tuesday that ...

For years, he prepared the wet towel for Jerry Tarkanian to chew (07/2014): The most iconic courtside photo of UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, through a career of disappointing defeats and stunning victories and championships, was of him leaning forward ....

Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian recognized with seniors award (06/2014): Mayor Carolyn Goodman called former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian “the most beloved human being in our community,” as he was recognized today as a senior who has made a difference in Las Vegas. Two months after...

Hall of Famer Jerry Tarkanian released from hospital after 10 days (04/2014): LAS VEGAS (AP) Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is back home after spending 10 days in a Las Vegas hospital following a heart attack.

Fresno State retires jersey in honor of Jerry Tarkanian (03/2014): Fresno State retired a jersey in honor of Jerry Tarkanian at the Save Mart Center on Saturday night.

FEATURE: Jerry Tarkanian's Impact Still Felt At Long Beach State (01/2014): Our own Ryan ZumMallen--with the help of Dan Monson, Ed Ratleff and Glenn McDonald--breaks down the lasting impact of Jerry Tarkanian's time with the 49ers.

High school boys basketball: Utah schools shine at Jerry Tarkanian Classic (12/2013): Utah prep basketball teams continue to excel regionally and nationally, evidenced by a 16-4 combined record in the Tarkanian...

UNLV unveils bronze statue of Jerry Tarkanian (10/2013): Jerry Tarkanian received another honor, this one a bronze statue of the Hall of Fame coach in a familiar pose that was unveiled Wednesday at UNLV.

Legendary former Fresno State coach Jerry Tarkanian soaks in awaited Hall of Fam (09/2013): Basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, who won 784 games during his storied career at Fresno State, UNLV and Long Beach State, was part of a 12-member class inducted Sunday into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Good Sports: Jerry Tarkanian (08/2013): A former Fresno State basketball player, who is much better known as a former bulldog coach is set to receive the honor of a lifetime next weekend.

Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian back home after surgery (07/2013): Former basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is back in his California home today after spending 11 days in the hospital because of heart problems.

UNLV unveils plans for Jerry Tarkanian statue (05/2013): UNLV will honor Jerry Tarkanian with a bronze statue of the men's basketball coach outside the Thomas & Mack Center, the university announced Wednesday.

Report: UNLV planning statue of Jerry Tarkanian (04/2013): Report: UNLV planning statue of Jerry Tarkanian

Canzano: Jerry Tarkanian 's Hall of Fame snub must finally end (03/2013): Controversial basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian doesn't just deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.... he's probably bigger than the whole thing. Go to news article

Jerry Tarkanian among finalists for 2013 Hall of Fame (02/2013): Gary Payton, Tim Hardaway and Mitch Richmond are among 12 finalists for election into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Painting of Jerry Tarkanian set to be unveiled at UNLV game (01/2013): Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is being honored Thursday night with a painting in his likeness.