Legendary former University of Nevada, Las Vegas basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, who was recently named to the James Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Ill., will be honored from 5-7 tonight at Henderson Hyundai.
The 83-year-old Tarkanian, known as Tark the Shark in college basketball circles, became one of the nation’s winningest coaches. His 30-year career total of 778-202 is the fourth best all-time record of Division I college basketball coaches.
Tarkanian took UNLV to the 1987 Final Four before reaching the pinnacle of his career in 1990, defeating Duke 103-73 to win the NCAA national championship.
At Henderson Hyundai, Tarkanian will hand out autographed photos for anyone who takes a test drive during his appearance. In addition, the first 10 people who purchase a new Hyundai from the dealership will receive a signed basketball.
Each new vehicle comes with a 10-year, 100,000-mile engine warranty along with a five-year, 60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.
Henderson Hyundai is at 460 N. Boulder Highway. For details, call 702-565-1500 or visit www.hendersonhyundai.com.