Former Rebels coach Tarkanian to undergo spinal-cord surgery
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL (Las Vegas, Nevada)
July 16, 2009
Former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is expected to undergo
spinal-cord surgery Friday morning.
His son Danny Tarkanian said the operation is needed because
Tarkanian, 79, has a bone spur compressing his spinal cord and
inhibiting his ability to walk.
The operation, originally scheduled for Tuesday at Scripps Memorial
Hospital near San Diego, was postponed because Tarkanian’s blood was
"He’s all right. He’s not in discomfort. He’s just on a lot of
medication and a little disoriented," Danny Tarkanian said. "They say
it’s a pretty standard procedure, so hopefully there won’t be a lot of