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02-15-2013, 04:29 PM
Tark the Shark is one of 12 finalists. 990 includes JUCO

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces 12 Finalists for 2013 Election

Here’s what the Hall of Fame said about Tarkanian:

“Known as one of the most passionate coaches in the game of basketball, Tarkanian recorded 990 wins during his career with an 81% winning percentage that included leading the University of Nevada-Las Vegas to four NCAA Final Four appearances (1977, 1987, 1990 and 1991) and the 1990 NCAA Championship. During his career, he led three different schools to NCAA Tournament appearances (UNLV, Fresno State and Long Beach State), including 21 post season appearances, 14 NCAA tournaments, 13 Sweet Sixteen appearances, seven Elite Eights, 17 conference championships and four 30-plus win seasons. Tarkanian is a four-time National Coach of the Year (1977 Kodak; 1983 UPI; 1984, 1990 Basketball Times). At the junior college level, he still owns the highest winning percentage of all-time at .891. He has coached 44 future NBA prospects including 12 First Round draft picks. Off the court, he was the recipient of the Roy Campanella Humanitarian Award and the Dream a Dream Foundation Inspiration Award – the only basketball coach to receive the award.”

This year’s list includes: Tim Hardaway, Sylvia Hatchell, Tom Heinsohn, Gary Payton, Dawn Staley Mitch Richmond. Maurice Cheeks, Spencer Haywood, Bernard King, Guy Lewis, Rick Pitino and Jerry Tarkanian.