Shark Attack


Jerry Tarkanian and His Battle with the NCAA and UNLV

By Don Yaeger with Jerry Tarkanian


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Jerry Tarkanian was the winningest coach in college basketball history- but this was not enough to save his job. The political waters at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas were too deep and too infested with human sharks for him to survive. Given no choice, Jerry Tarkanian resigned, effective at the end of the 1991-1992 season.

But all the questions surrounding Tarkanian’s departure were never answered – some were never even asked, until now.

Why did UNLV’s president, Robert Mason, and athletic director, Dennis Finfrock, seek to drive Tarkanian from UNLV?

Why did the NCAA target Tarkanian for a nonstop witch-hunt?

Who was responsible for secretly feeding information- all crushing to Tarkanian, much of it untrue or slanted-to the media?

And why didn’t Tarkanian see any of it coming?

Shark Attack tells the shocking story of the scandal that dominated national headlines and of the well-orchestrated multimedia effort, market by greed, betrayal, and dirty tricks, that eventually toppled Tarkanian.

Additional information

Weight 1.48 lbs
Dimensions 9.55 × 6.5 × 1.18 in



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