At least for one game, King James, Jesus Shuttlesworth, The Truth and KG may be headed to the backs of NBA jerseys.
Dannielle Lois Diamant, Jerry Tarkanian’s 6-foot-5-inch granddaughter, was caught in a whirlwind Saturday. She was scurrying from one function to the next in Springfield, Mass., to celebrate her grandpa’s long-awaited induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame when her cellphone lit up.
For years, Jerry Tarkanian never gave it much thought. He figured what was the point?
Gary Payton talked a lot of trash during his storied 17-year NBA career. But he didn’t have to talk his way into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. His play on the court did that for him.
In 1975, Rick Pitino was a year out of college, working as a graduate assistant coach, making $13,000 a year and sharing a Honolulu apartment with five other guys. But part of that life was crossing paths with well-known, established college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian.
A billboard on I-215 near Buffalo has Lon Kruger back at the helm of the Rebels basketball program, which must be a shock to Dave Rice, who has coached the team since Kruger left for Oklahoma in 2011.