Jerry Tarkanian Released From Hospital

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jerry Tarkanian’s son says the former UNLV basketball coach has been released from the hospital more than two weeks after suffering a heart attack.

Tarkanian’s family released a photo late Friday of the 81-year-old painting Easter eggs with his grandchildren.

Danny Tarkanian says it was wonderful to have his father home.

Before his release, Jerry Tarkanian had been transferred to a rehabilitation center at Mountain View Hospital in northwest Las Vegas.

He suffered the heart attack March 20, when he began wheezing during a doctor’s visit. He remained hospitalized so doctors could monitor his blood-oxygen levels.

Jerry Tarkanian coached the Runnin’ Rebels for 19 seasons. His team won the NCAA men’s basketball title in 1990.

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