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Tarkanian Recovering From Heart Attack

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Former UNLV Rebels head basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian (credit: Ethan Miller/GettyImages)

Former UNLV Rebels head basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian (credit: Ethan Miller/GettyImages)

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Review-Journal is reporting that former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is hospitalized and recovering from a “mild heart attack.”

Tarkanian’s daughter, Jodie Diamant, told the newspaper that her 81-year-old father was alert and joking after being moved into intensive care.

Son Danny Tarkanian says: “It was a mild heart attack. Supposedly, he’s OK right now. He said he feels pretty good, but he was scared.”

Diamant told the Review-Journal that Tarkanian started wheezing during a doctor’s visit and was taken to Mountain View Hospital. An EKG test revealed Tarkanian was having a heart attack.

Diamant says he was experiencing no chest pains or other symptoms.

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