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Las Vegas Strip lights to go dim for coach Jerry Tarkanian
Las Vegas Strip lights to go dim for coach Jerry Tarkanian

The lights along the fabled Strip and outside other casinos around this desert gambling mecca will do something Wednesday night they’ve done only a handful of times in the last few generations. They'll go dark for several minutes, in honor of the late UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, who died last week at age 84. At 10:30 p.m., after the finish of UNLV’s home game against Boise State, those beckoning lights will momentarily surrender their luster, in recognition of "Tark the Shark," the college basketball coach-turned local hero who embodied the spirit of this city for his love of the game, and let what critics said be damned. This uniquely Las...

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