Posted: Thu April 2, 1998 at 10:46 AM ET
ATLANTA (CNN/SI) -- Here is a chronology of events over the past 25 years of Tarkanian's colorful career:
March 23, 1973 -- Tarkanian named head coach at UNLV after five years at Long Beach State.
January 1974 -- NCAA places Long Beach State's basketball and football programs on probation for recruiting
violations while Tarkanian was head coach.
August 25, 1977 -- NCAA announces two-year probation for UNLV's basketball program for "questionable practices" from
1971-75. The NCAA found 18 rules violations including improper gifts to players, improper cash allowances and free airplane tickets to pla
yers and player's family members. NCAA's penalty is no post-season competition or television during the 1977-78 and 1978-79 seasons. The NCAA also recommended that Tarkanian be severed from the basketball program.
September 7, 1977 -- University president Dr. Donald Baepler suspends Tarkanian from his athletic duties.
September 8, 1977 -- Tarkanian sues UNLV, its Board of Regents and Dr. Baepler and obtains a temporary restraining
order which re-instates him as basketball coach.
September 26, 1977 -- Clark County District Judge James Brennan issued a permanent injunction that prohibited UNLV
from suspending Tarkanian.
May 17, 1979 -- Nevada Supreme Court reversed Judge Brennan's decision.
July 12, 1979 -- Tarkanian adds NCAA as a defendant in his 1977 lawsuit.
June 11, 1984 -- Trial begins in State Court of Nevada.
June 25, 1984 -- Judge Paul Goldman rules that the NCAA violated Tarkanian's due process rights by suspending him
for two years.
June 26, 1984 -- NCAA appeals decision to the Nevada Supreme Court.
January 14, 1985 -- Judge Brennan orders UNLV and the NCAA to pay Tarkanian $195,951 in attorney's fees that he had
incurred in the eight-year legal battle.
August 27, 1987 -- Nevada Supreme Court upholds judge Brennan's decision.
February 22, 1988 -- US Supreme Court considers the NCAA's appeal.
October 5, 1988 -- Attorneys give arguments before the Supreme Court.
December 12, 1988 -- Supreme Court issues a ruling that upholds the NCAA's right to discipline its members schools
says the NCAA must give due process in any disciplinary proceedings. The ruling essentially left in tact Tarkanian's injunction aga
inst the original suspension. The Supreme Court vote is 5-4.
March 30, 1989 -- Time magazine reports that Richard Perry gave $100 bills to UNLV players Moses Scurry and David
Butler during a luncheon at Caesar's Palace. Scurry says that he only got $20.
April 2, 1990 -- UNLV beats Duke 103-73 to win the NCAA championship. It is the largest margin of victory ever in a
July 20, 1990 -- Citing gross rules violations, the NCAA Committee on Infractions bans UNLV from defending its
October 28, 1990 -- UNLV offers the NCAA alternatives to its outright ban.
November 29, 1990 -- The NCAA and UNLV compromise, which allows UNLV to participate in the 1991 NCAA Tournament but
bans the school from the 1992 tournament and any television appearances during the 1991-92 season.
December 18, 1990 -- The NCAA issues an official letter of inquiry that alleges 29 infractions by UNLV, largely
from the 1986 recruitment of New York City basketball star Lloyd Daniels
, who attending four high schools but never graduated from any of them. At one point, a UNLV assistant coach become Daniels' legal guardian.
March 30, 1991 -- Duke stuns a then-34-0 UNLV team in the NCAA semis, 79-77.
May 26, 1991 -- On the front page of its newspaper, The Las Vegas Review-journal publishes a photo of UNLV
players Moses Scurry, Anderson Hunt and David Butler in a hot tub of known sports fixer Richard Perry.
June 7, 1991 -- Tarkanian announces that he will resign as basketball coach and assistant athletic director at the
end of the 1991-92 season.
June 1991 -- Tarkanian testifies before a Congressional hearing seeking to reform college athletics.
November 23, 1991 -- Tarkanian wins his 600th basketball game.
December 1991 -- Tarkanian files a countersuit against the NCAA in an attempt to have UNLV's postseason ban lifted.
February 13, 1992 -- The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports a federal probe of sports fixer Richard Perry. The
also reports that the probe will also look into whether any points were shaved by UNLV players during the 1990-91 season, including t
he stunning NCAA semifinal loss to Duke.
February 23, 1992 -- Tarkanian announces at a rally that he was rescinding his resignation, claiming he was coerced
into signing it.
March 3, 1992 -- Tarkanian coaches final game at UNLV, a 65-53 win over Utah State. The Rebels finish 26-2. In 19
seasons at UNLV, Tarkanian compiled a 509-105 record with 14 postseason appearances.
April 1992 -- San Antonio Spurs announce the hiring of
December 18, 1992 -- Spurs fire Tarkanian after a 9-11 start to the season.
November 9, 1993 -- NCAA places UNLV on three years probation for 29 rules violations. UNLV was banned from
national TV and
forced to play all non-conference games on the road in 1993-94 and 1994-95. The penalty stems from the recruitment of Lloyd Daniels
. The decision still allowed the Rebels to compete in postseason play.
April 5, 1995 -- Fresno State announces the hiring of Tarkanian as its head coach.