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Tark is One Step Closer to the Hall of Fame

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Las Vegas – Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian who coached in four Final Fours and won the National Championship with the Rebels in 1990, has made the cut for The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame which was announced Friday, at NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston.

This year’s list also includes six first-time finalists: five-time NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway, three-time National Coach of the Year Sylvia Hatchell, two-time NBA Championship coach Tom Heinsohn, nine-time NBA All-Star Gary Payton, five-time WNBA All-Star Dawn Staley and six-time NBA All-Star Mitch Richmond. Previous finalists included again this year for consideration are four-time NBA All-Star Maurice Cheeks, four-time NBA All-Star Spencer Haywood, four-time NBA All-Star Bernard King, five-time NCAA Final Four coach Guy Lewis, and six-time NCAA Final Four coach Rick Pitino. The Class of 2013 will be unveiled at the NCAA Final Four in April.

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