Jerry Tarkanian stays in Vegas Hospital for observation

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A Las Vegas hospital spokeswoman says doctors have decided to keep storied former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian overnight for observation after a mild heart attack.

Jerry Tarkanian

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Amanda Powell, Mountainview Hospital spokeswoman said that Tarkanian’s status had not changed despite the change in plans. She said he is still doing “very well” and declined to give further details.

The 81-year-old Tarkanian was having trouble with his oxygen levels and was being tested for pneumonia or other conditions, according to reports.

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