In an apparent compromise worked out with University of Nevada-Las Vegas officials, Jerry Tarkanian will spend one more season as basketball coach before leaving the job he has held through nearly two decades. Tarkanian's plans were announced Friday after two days of talks between himself and university President Robert Maxson.
The program has been the subject of negative publicity during the last few months _ the most damaging item being the publication of photographs in the Las Vegas Review-Journal May 26 showing former UNLV players Moses Scurry, David Butler and Anderson Hunt socializing with convicted sports fixer Richard Perry.
UNLV also has had to deal with an NCAA letter of official inquiry charging the basketball program with rules violations in 29 areas, many focusing on the recruitment of former New York high school star Lloyd Daniels.
The infractions committee already has barred the Rebels from post-season competition and television appearances during the 1991-92 season as a final penalty in the infractions case that prompted Tarkanian to take the NCAA to court in 1977.
In his letter of resignation to Maxson, Tarkanian cited the toll that his long-running battle with the NCAA has taken on his family and indicated that the publicity generated by the Perry photos was the "final straw."
Tarkanian, 60, denied reports that he will have NBA front-office or coaching jobs waiting for him when he leaves UNLV.
Fogler says he'll stay at Vandy
COLUMBIA, S.C. _ Vanderbilt coach Eddie Fogler said he's not interested in the South Carolina job, which has been open since George Felton was fired May 14.
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