TAG: Jerry Tarkanian

Latest News, NBA / Sep 8, 2013 / 8:00 pm

Gary Payton, Bernard King And 10 More Enter The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame

Gary Payton

Gary Payton (photo. @GaryPayton_20)

This weekend saw 12 different players, executives and coaches inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. Among those admitted, former NBA players Gary Payton, Bernard King, Richard Guerin, and ABA champion Roger Brown. Check out videos detailing some of the Hall of Fame inductees during this weekend’s look back at their contributions to the game, and watch the speeches Payton and King gave upon entry into the exclusive club. Read More »

Smack / Apr 9, 2013 / 2:56 am

Louisville Knocks Out Michigan To Win Their First National Championship In 27 Years

Peyton Siva

Peyton Siva (photo. Louisville Athletics)

After having one of their family members break his leg in half right in front of their bench, it was only fitting that this tournament, this season would end with the Louisville Cardinals winning a championship for the school (its first in 27 years), for Rick Pitino (who found out yesterday he’ll be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame), and for Kevin Ware (for obvious reasons). Read More »

NBA / Nov 2, 2011 / 11:30 am

Unguarded: Chris Herren’s Path From Superstar To Salvation

Chris Herren

Chris Herren (photo. Rich Arden/ESPN Films)

When you look at a story, the way it is told and the driving force behind it, there are so many elements, so many moments where things could have been done differently. In ESPN’s latest film, Unguarded, director Jonathan Hock (Through the Fire, Off the Rez) goes behind the curtain and into both the highs and darkest of lows in the life of former NBA guard Chris Herren. This story, like Herren’s life, could have turned out and been told differently; but thankfully for all parties it wasn’t. Read More »

College / Mar 15, 2011 / 3:00 pm

The Runnin’ Rebels: How One Coach Changed Lives In Sin City

The Runnin' Rebels: How One Coach Changed Lives In Sin City

At the age of 12 years old, I saw UNLV absolutely dismantle the Duke Blue Devils in the 1990 national championship game. It was a blowout I would never forget, as was the upset Duke pulled on UNLV the following March in the 1991 national semifinal. Runnin’ Rebels Of UNLV, which debuted this past Saturday evening on HBO, reminds us how Coach Jerry Tarkanian and a university and town never known for basketball, became both a national power and target of the NCAA between the early 1970s until 1992. Read More »

College / Nov 4, 2010 / 1:30 pm

Runnin’ Rebels Of UNLV: Potential To Be The Greatest Basketball Documentary Ever

Runnin' Rebels Of UNLV

For those that were around to watch them at the time, there was nothing quite like Jerry Tarkanian and the UNLV men’s basketball team. Now thanks to HBO Sports, you can live (or relive) the experience 20 years later. Debuting in 2011 on the eve of March Madness, Runnin’ Rebels Of UNLV revisits the period from 1973 to 1992, when the squad embodied the brash, swaggering spirit of Las Vegas and the notion that winning (and winning big) was all that mattered. Read More »